Archive for August, 2017

Special Olympics “Cops on Top” Donation Drive 2017

Friday, August 4th, 2017
My Special Olympics Coach, Peggy Pelc and me!

My Special Olympics Coach, Peggy Pelc and me!

Officer Dumas, our "Cop on Top!"

Officer Dumas, our “Cop on Top!”

My friends Dan and Teresa with Officers Chernesky and LeVea with me!

My friends Dan and Teresa with Officers Chernesky and LeVea with me!

Fulton Police Officer, Brian Dumas and me!

Fulton Police Officer, Brian Dumas and me!

Fulton Police Officer, Jacob Chernesky and me!

Fulton Police Officer, Jacob Chernesky and me!

Fulton Police Officer, Josh LeVea and me!

Fulton Police Officer, Josh LeVea and me!

I love being part of Special Olympics.  This organization gives me the opportunity to participate in sports activities throughout the year that are fun, help keep me in shape, and let me spend some time with good friends.  That is why I love helping this organization continue to ensure that everyone in my local area has an opportunity to participate in sports/athletic activities the way I do.  I was happy to give them my support once again in an annual tradition: the “Cops on Top” donation drive, held at several area Dunkin Donuts Restaurants one day each year.  The particular portion of the drive with which I was involved today, August 4, 2017, based its operations at the Dunkin Donuts in Fulton, NY.

A few friends from Special Olympics and I were joined in our fundraising efforts by our coach, Coach Peggy Pelc, and three members of the Fulton Police Department, Officers Josh LeVea, Brian Dumas, and Jacob Chernesky.  Officer Dumas stood on the roof of the restaurant, attracting traffic to those of us positioned by the restaurant’s drive-thru.  Thus, fulfilling the “Cops on Top” theme!

For every driver who donated to Special Olympics, they received a coupon for a free doughnut with a beverage purchase. If a donation of $20.00 or more was given, they received a “Cops on Top/Special Olympics” tee shirt!  I think the tee shirt looks great, and I will definitely wear it proudly for the next days and months, just like the other shirts I have from previous “Cops on Top” events.

I would like to sincerely thank all the people who donated whatever they could (even their loose change), my Special Olympics coach, Coach Peggy, Officers LeVea, Dumas, and Chernesky, the staff of the Fulton Dunkin Donuts, and my Special Olympics friends for helping to make this year’s “Cops on Top” drive a delightful time.  I can’t wait until we do it again next year!