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Cop on Top to support Special Olympics Hawaii

By Staff | Aug 15, 2019

Donations collected from Cop on Top directly benefit Special Olympics Hawaii and its efforts to provide sports programs for athletes year-round, including opportunities to participate in regional and national competitions. PHOTO BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS HAWAII.

HONOLULU – To raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Hawaii, volunteer off-duty law enforcement officers will take their duties to new heights for this year’s 18th annual Cop on Top.

During the event from Aug. 23-25, participants will rise to the occasion, accepting donations from atop ten-foot scaffolds fronting all Hawaii Walmart stores (except Downtown Honolulu) and various shopping centers.

“It’s an honor to be part of Cop on Top’s 18th year and to once again connect our customers and associates to the life-changing work that Special Olympics Hawaii does,” said Lance McAlister, Walmart Hawaii market manager.

“It’s inspiring to see our local law enforcement engage with the community and our customers to raise awareness for an important cause.”

Cop on Top locations on Maui include Kahului Walmart (Aug. 22-24), Kahului Safeway (Aug. 23-24) and Lahaina Safeway (Aug. 23).

“Seeing the smiles and dedication of the athletes fills me with the joy and the energy needed to get me through Cop on Top each year,” said Honolulu Police Department Officer Tom Billins.

“I hope you will join me in supporting our Special Olympics Hawaii athletes!” ?

Since 2001, Cop on Top has raised more than $3,437,236 for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes statewide.

Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sports, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities.

Founded in 1968, and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Special Olympics Hawaii has grown to serve more than 4,700 athletes and unified partners on every island in our state.

With the support of more than 11,000 coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers ten Olympic-type sports and over 50 games and competitions throughout the year.

Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and corporate partners. For more information on Special Olympics Hawaii, call (808) 943-8808 or visit www.sohawaii.org.

Special Olympics Hawaii is also on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sohawaii, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsHawaii and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/SOHawaii.