Trumbull police to host Special Olympics Connecticut benefit April 18
Officers from the Trumbull Police Department will host a Cop-On-Top fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut at Chip’s Family Restaurant from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 18.
During the Cop-on-Top event, officers will sit up on the rooftop of the restaurants to call attention to Special Olympics’ inspiring athletes and important mission and to collect donations from patrons and passersby until they meet their fundraising goal.
All are invited to come out and support these heroes for the cause.
The event, which will coincide with four other Cop-On-Top benefits being held in Fairfield, Orange, Southbury, and Wethersfield, will also help celebrate Chip’s 50th anniversary in 2016.
Trumbull’s Chip’s Family Restaurant is located at 57 Monroe Turnpike.
Law Enforcement Torch Run
Cop-On-Top is a Law Enforcement Torch Run event to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut.
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 Tip-a-Cops, Cop-on-Tops, and Jail N’ Bail fundraisers.
In addition, each year in June, over 1,500 officers and athletes carry the Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" through hundreds of cities and towns across the state, covering over 530 miles over three days. The runners run the “Final Leg” and light the ceremonial cauldron during Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games.
Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for close to 13,000 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 promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field.