UKPD fearless rain for "Cops on Donut Shops" Special Olympics fundraiser

The rainy weather did not stop the Moline Police Department Friday.

A fundraiser for Special Olympics had police up on the roof of the Dunkin' Donuts on Broadway for "Cops on Donut Shops".

Donors get free donuts.

Sgt. Jeremy Weeks, who has been participating in the event for about eight years, said he loves the doughnuts but isn't a coffee drinker.

This money will benefit the thousands of men and women with special needs who compete in the Special Olympics each and every year. If you donate $25 or more, and you'll get a T-Shirt as well.

"It's only our fourth year, but it's the 15th year that Dunkin' Donuts has partnered with police officers across the Midwest", Leipold said.

It's part of a partnership with the chain to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.

For the police departments and the Special Olympics this is a true case of heroes helping heroes.

Special Olympics Illinois is a nonprofit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for almost 22,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and almost 21,000 young athletes, ages 2 to 7, with and without intellectual disabilities.

  • Zachary Reyes