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Rooftop Event Raises Money For Special Olympics

Superior Police Take Part Annual Event To Support People With Disabilities

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The Superior Police Department is holding their second Cop on a Rooftop event at Dunkin’ Donuts this Friday to support Special Olympics of Wisconsin.

Around 10 Superior cops will be taking part in the event to raise money for the Special Olympics of Wisconsin and their athletes, according to Bonnie Beste, community policing officer for the Superior Police Department.

“We’ll have officers working inside, delivering the drinks or whatever people order to tables and working the drive-up booth and collecting any funds that we can – extra things for the Olympians to be able to attend special Olympic events,” she said.

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Beste said it’s important to show the officers are involved in their community. She said this is just one way Superior police can support people with disabilities in the community.

“The money raised helps fund the games and helps the athletes get to the games. It helps them have that special time where they have their own Olympics, and they train a lot for the Special Olympics. Once they get to those points where they get to participate in things, it means a lot to them,” she said.

Last year, more than $60,000 was raised at 46 sites around Wisconsin. More than 10,000 people with disabilities take part in about 18 sports at Special Olympics each year.

The Cop on a Rooftop event will be held at Dunkin’ Donuts in Superior from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Friday.

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