BPD’s Cop on Top raises cash for Illinois Special Olympics

Cop on Top
Bloomington Police officers take part in the Cop on Top event at Dunkin’ Donuts on East Oakland Ave. to benefit Special Olympics of Illinois. (B104 photo)

 

By Howard Packowitz

BLOOMINGTON – Keepers of the flame at Bloomington Police Department spent a dozen hours Wednesday on top of a donut shop, not for a dozen donuts, but instead to raise money for Special Olympics of Illinois.

Sgts. Todd Keil and Bill Wright raised almost $10,000 camping out on the roof of Dunkin’ Donuts on East Oakland Avenue between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

People stopped by to make donations, and listeners of our sister station, B104, participated in an auction by placing bids on various items, with the money helping Special Olympics.

The 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run culminates Friday night with the lighting of the Flame of Hope during the Illinois Summer Games opening ceremony at Illinois State University’s Hancock Stadium. The ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m.

B104’s Buck Stevens is again one of the emcees of the event.

Howard Packowitz can be reached at howard.packowitz@cumulus.com

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