That same day, hundreds of police officers will cover more than 270 Dunkin' Donuts rooftops for the fundraiser. This year, 274 Dunkin' Donuts shops in IL are participating.
43 athletes from our area will compete this weekend and Local officials have been busy helping raise funds for those athletes and they explain it is all worthwhile.
"We are so excited for all the police department that came onboard this year", Nash said.
It was the annual Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run, which was organized by the different police agencies stationed in Cornwall to raise money for the Special Olympics.
"We are so proud of what these officers are able to accomplish each year, their efforts are directly tied to the program and experiences we provide for the athletes". This year's event will take place May 19 in St. Charles. UKPD is nearly half-way to achieving their goal of raising $10,000 before the end of the year. "This is a rewarding experience that I will continue to support wholeheartedly".More news: Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators
Boulder City Police Department Detective Todd Huff, left, and officer Armando Salazar carry the Special Olympic Nevada torch along Nevada Highway to Veterans Memorial Drive during the Special Olympics Nevada Law Enforcement Torch Run on Friday.
Stratton also said law enforcement enjoy vast support in western South Dakota, and it's important for local law enforcement to return the favor and support the community.
An idea that use to be done state-wide, has since shifted locally, which many believe has actually helped promote the Special olympics. Participation in competitive events is open to all individuals 8 years of age or older.
Once again, Columbus law enforcement and Fort Benning soldiers have put forth their part in supporting the Georgia Special Olympics. "Her vision and drive for justice eventually grew into the Special Olympics movement".