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Elmhurst police raise money for Special Olympics

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:21 p.m. CDT

ELMHURST – Don't be surprised to see Elmhurst police at Dunkin' Donuts on May 31. They're not on their break; they're raising money for Illinois Special Olympics.

Elmhurst police will stake out the Dunkin' Donuts at 936 N. York Road, as they've done before, for the "Cop on Top" event May 31 between 5 a.m. and noon in an effort to raise donations and awareness for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Illinois Special Olympics. Police officers throughout the state have staked out Dunkin' Donuts rooftops for the past 11 years.

Last year, Elmhurst police raised more than $6,000 for Illinois Special Olympics. This year, everyone who donates receives a free donut. A $5 donation earns a pin and people who donate $15 can choose between a T-shirt and a hat (while supplies last).

Those who are unable to make that event are encouraged to mail or bring in donations to the Elmhurst Police Department, 125 E. First St. Checks should be made payable to Special Olympics Illinois and envelopes addressed to Officer Matt McCollum.

Call 630-530-3050 for more information.

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