Video: Columbus Police Raise Money for Special Olympics

[jwplatform zfmujqwj]

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — Forget the stereotype – some Columbus police officers are spending time at a local donut shop Saturday for a good cause.

Officers are using their bright patrol car lights, and standing on the roof of the Columbus Krispy Kreme to bring attention to the Special Olympics.

It’s an athletic event for both adults and kids with disabilities.

Money raised from Saturday’s “Cops on Doughnut Shops” event will help local Special Olympics athletes compete at the state level.

Krispy Kreme workers tell WCBI they’re also giving their customers an extra push to donate.

“If you donate $5, we’ll give you a free donut,” said Columbus General Manager Thomas Dupuy. “If you donate $20, we’ll give you a free dozen. If you donate $40 or $50, we’re going to give you a Krispy Kreme prize and a free dozen, and it just kind’ve goes up from there.”

Dupuy says they’ll be collecting donations until they close at 11 p.m., Saturday.

They raised $1,500 last year, and hope to raise even more for the Special Olympics this year.

Categories: Local News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *