NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Friday, local cops were on tops, literally, as law enforcement raised $3,023.32 for Special Olympics at a Dunkin' Donut fundraiser in North Platte. Officers stood on the roof and at the door to collect the most donations statewide.
Police officers and State Patrol collect donations for Cop on the Rooftop fundraiser for Special Olympics. (Source: Holly Barraclough, KNOP TV)
Most Dunkin' Donuts in Nebraska participated in the fundraiser to reach a statewide goal of $16,000. They were staking out the Dunkin' Donuts all morning to raise money for the Special Olympics.
Trooper Nathan Veal with the Nebraska state Patrol said North Platte has been a great supporter and hopes they can be first this year.
"North Platte has always been a huge supporter of our efforts," said Veal, "They always rally around us. Actually last year we were [the] second fundraiserer store, only beat by one store in Lincoln, so this year I hope to be number one."
Veal said the money will go to help the athletes. "We raise money throughout the year for Special Olympics Nebraska the money we are going to raise is going to benefit about 7500 athletes throughout the state, that includes our local athletes as well as athletes all over the state to off set their travel costs, their lodging costs for their athletic events and just help them in general."
Dunkin' Donuts will also be selling refillable mugs for starting on Tuesday where a dollar from each sale will go to the Special Olympics. The North Platte location donated $1,000 Friday.