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Police climb onto rooftops for Special Olympics

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  • Streamwood Commander John Sunter, left, and Patrolman Brian Kustra work the drive-up at Dunkin' Donuts, 656 S. Sutton Road. Streamwood police pledged to raise more than $2,000 on Friday.

       Streamwood Commander John Sunter, left, and Patrolman Brian Kustra work the drive-up at Dunkin' Donuts, 656 S. Sutton Road. Streamwood police pledged to raise more than $2,000 on Friday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Debbie DiPasquale of Elgin makes a donation to Officer Frank Moreno at the Streamwood Dunkin' Donuts.

       Debbie DiPasquale of Elgin makes a donation to Officer Frank Moreno at the Streamwood Dunkin' Donuts.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Commander Mike Zeigler, left, and Officer Pete Woolsey work the Sutton Road Dunkin' Donuts for the Cops on a Rooftop campaign. Officers got onto the rooftops at 5 a.m.

       Commander Mike Zeigler, left, and Officer Pete Woolsey work the Sutton Road Dunkin' Donuts for the Cops on a Rooftop campaign. Officers got onto the rooftops at 5 a.m.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
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Hundreds of police officers in Illinois climbed onto the rooftops of Dunkin' Donuts shops Friday morning to raise money for Special Olympics.

Police collected money for the Torch Run, which is Illinois law enforcement's own special arm of Special Olympics fundraising.

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In honor of the event, Dunkin' Donuts created a special "Rooftop Ring" doughnut, glazed with red icing depicting Special Olympics Illinois colors. The company also is donating $15,000 to the Torch Run fund.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised more than $31 million over 28 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments. Each year, more than 3,000 officers cover 1,500 miles carrying the Flame of Hope through the streets of their hometowns and to the State Summer Games in Normal in June.

The Torch Run has set a goal of raising $3.5 million in 2014. For details about Special Olympics Illinois, contact (800) 394-0562 or www.soill.org.

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