CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – It’s not cheap to rent gyms, pools, fields, and buses, or supply uniforms, meals, equipment and more for Special Olympics athletes. So fundraisers work harder and harder to get the dollars totals higher and higher.
The ‘Cops on the Coop’ fundraiser was at the Chick-Fil-A on Church Street in Conway Friday. It’s a simple concept, you drop some money in a bucket and law enforcement officers hanging on the roof bring it on up.
All of the money raised goes to Special Olympic athletes in the Conway area.
“The money that we raise here at Chick-Fil-A goes towards the local athletes,” said June Wood, of Special Olympics South Carolina, “to send them to the state games so they can interact with peers and some of the unified partners of kids who are also helping them compete in the events.”
“It’s so special to our athletes,” said Wood. “It means a lot to them to be able to go and enjoy things that mean a lot to them and they put a lot of time and practice into.”
Law enforcement agencies are a big supporter of Special Olympics athletes. Friday, April 19 police in Florence will be taking part in the ‘Cops on Top of Doughnut Shops’ at the Krispy Kreme on West Palmetto Street.