Thursday, April 29, 2010

“Cops on Top” to Benefit Special Olympics

Those making their weekly grocery trip will be eyed by Mobile Police Officers…from the roof!  In conjunction with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Mobile Police Department is sponsoring “Cops on Top” to raise funds for the Special Olympics.  Police officers will be perched atop Semmes Wal-Mart at Moffett Rd. and Schillinger Rd. and Bruno’s at Airport and University Blvds. from 11 a.m. Friday, April 30 until 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1.  The fundraising goal is $8,000.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas and is now the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for the Special Olympics.  This year, police officers from across Alabama will be participating in the “Cops on Top” event as well.   Mobile Police Department Major Kara Rose says of the Department’s efforts, “The Special Olympics is a wonderful organization and it is truly our pleasure to support such a worthy cause.”

For more information or to make a donation, contact Ofc. Jackie Bridgeforth at 432-1101.