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Aurora cops raising money for Special Olympics

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By Daily Herald report

Aurora police will spend about four hours Saturday near Eola Road and Indian Trail accepting spare change from motorists as donations to Special Olympics Illinois.

Officers will be at the intersection from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. as part of a statewide law enforcement effort to raise funds for the organization.

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Last week, Aurora officers and Kane County sheriff's deputies raised roughly $3,300 for Special Olympics during the "Tip-A-Cop" event at Buffalo Wild Wings when they assisted servers and donated their tips to Special Olympics. The restaurant also donated 10 percent of food sales that day to the group.

Aurora police said they hope to raise more than $19,000 through a variety of activities throughout the year.

Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

For details on Special Olympics Illinois, visit www.soill.org.

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