Cops spending 40 hours on top of doughnut shop to raise money for Special Olympics

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Law enforcement personnel from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville City Police Department and South Carolina Highway Patrol will join together in an effort to raise $20K during this year’s “Cops on Top of a Doughnut Shop” fundraiser for Special Olympics.

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, June 13, officers will spend forty straight hours sitting on top of the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts store located at 302 N. Pleasantburg Dr., urging passers-by to stop and make a donation. There will be a fundraising dunk tank at the location as well, and officers will also be working the drive thru window at the 1215 Woodruff Rd. Krispy Kreme location.

All of the money raised goes directly to support Special Olympians from Greenville and across the state of South Carolina.

“We believe in the Special Olympics mission to provide year round sports training and athletic competition for over 22,036 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout S.C.,” said GCSO Master Deputy Jonathan Smith. “Each athlete has remarkable gifts and abilities, and each one deserves a chance to show the world what he or she can do.”

The fundraising events will end on Saturday, June 14 at 9 p.m.

To donate online, click here.