CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – For the first time ever, dozens of officers from the Dalton Police Department are taking a break from eating donuts, and teaming up with Krispy Kreme, to help raise money for the Special Olympics Georgia.
“We’re doing it in a lot of different ways,” said Dalton P.D. public relations specialist, Bruce Frazier, “It’s been a really great day so far.” For hours, officers stood on the roof of the donut shop on Walnut Ave., raising “bail money” to get back down. Officers were also hard at work in the kitchen, helping make donuts and serve customers.
The goal is to raise $1,500 by the end of the day, which Frazier said will help fund local games, state games, summer and winter games, as well as other programs that benefit the Special Olympics Georgia.
“They’re very excited to see other people getting as excited about them as athletes,” said Lisa Hughey, Dalton Special Olympics coordinator, “This is their high school football, this is their college basketball. This is their sports that they do on their own.”
If you missed Saturday’s event, you’ll have another chance to support in just a few weeks. The special high school athletes will compete in local track and field at Southeast Whitfield High School, as they wrap up the school year before the Summer games kick off.