Special Olympics “Cops on Top” Donation Drive 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!

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4 Responses to “Special Olympics “Cops on Top” Donation Drive 2017”

  1. Peggy Pelc Says:

    Ben, what a great job you did with this blog entry! Thank you so much for all your help yesterday, I’m glad you had fun! Over $67,600 was raised throughout our region yesterday, surpassing the goal of $60,000! We couldn’t have done it without the help of all our athletes and local law enforcement. So, congratulations to you and all your fellow athletes for another successful fundraiser! Coach Peggy

  2. Benjamin Kellogg Says:

    Thanks for reading my blog, Coach Peggy! Your organization efforts really helped us a lot, and your presence was comforting as well; I appreciate everything you do for us. I love helping out with “Cops on Top,” and I enjoy it more and more every year. Wow, big thanks to everyone involved for raising such a grand total! It just goes to show: when we all work together, we can do some truly great things. Thanks for the wonderful experience, and I hope to join you again next year! Ben

  3. Bob Wood Says:

    Terrific job Ben! You’re an excellent writer and as I have witnessed the videos your Mom posts you are quite the athelete too. I wish I had your skills in putting my thoughts down on paper. Keep up the great work, your folks are very proud of your accomplishments as am I.

  4. Benjamin Kellogg Says:

    Thank you for the nice comments, Bob! I try to do my best in writing, sports, and everything I do. I am still learning plenty about all of these activities through practice every day, which makes them endlessly exciting to me. Thanks again for reading my blog! Ben

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