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Who: The Waterbury Police Department and Frankie’s Hotdogs have teamed up to support Special Olympics Connecticut’s (SOCT) Cop-on-Top.

What: Cop-on-Top – Police officers will climb to the roof of Frankie’s, where they will collect donations. 100% of the proceeds go to Special Olympics Connecticut.

Where/When: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Frankie’s, 700 Watertown Avenue, Waterbury. The event will begin at 12:00 Noon and end at 3:00 PM.

Why: Officers from the Waterbury Police Department are going to new heights for Special Olympics Connecticut. Visit Frankie’s on Saturday, October 12th and make a donation to officers who will be sitting on the roof of the building. All of the money raised will support over 14,000 athletes with and without intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut programming. Cop-on-Top fundraisers fall under the Law Enforcement Torch Run program. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind experience!

For more information, visit www.soct.org/calendar, email specialolympicsct@soct.org or call 203-230-1201. And, follow Special Olympics Connecticut on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Special Olympics Connecticut Law Enforcement Torch Run®
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Connecticut is one of the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicles. This year-round program involves law enforcement officers from across the state who volunteer their time to raise awareness and funds through events including Cop-on-Tops, Cop-on-Tops, Jail N’ Bails. In 2012, the Torch Run raised over $500,000 for Special Olympics Connecticut.

In addition, on June 5, 6, and 7, 2013, over 1,500 officers and athletes will carry the Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" - as they do every year - through hundreds of cities and towns across the state, covering over 530 miles. The runners will reach Southern Connecticut State University where they’ll be part of Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games, June 7-9, 2013.

Law Enforcement Torch Run Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsors: Whelen Engineering, Dream Ride 2013, Adams Hometown Markets / IGA Hometown Supermarkets, JN Phillips Auto Glass, Papa’s Dodge and WWE.
Silver Sponsor: Bearingstar Insurance Charitable Fund.

Special Olympics Connecticut – Celebrating 45 Years

Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for close to 15,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners - their teammates without disabilities.

Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 170 countries around the world by inspiring inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field. (www.soct.org)

Partner Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Connecticut Light & Power/Yankee Gas/Western Massachusetts Electric (Northeast Utilities Companies), Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut, TD Bank, United Technologies and WWE.

Year-Round Suppliers: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England, Crystal Rock Water and Coffee Company, Dunkin’ Donuts, Graebel Connecticut, Guida’s Milk and Ice Cream, Marcus Communications, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and Worx Branding & Advertising.
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