Buckets of Fun: Cops on Top Raising Money for Special Olympics
Armed with bullhorns and buckets, officers from the Southern Pines and Pinehurst police are hollerin' to help a worth cause today.
The officers are on the roof of Chick-fil-A throguh 5 p.m. today to collect doanations for Special Olympics through the Cops on Top fund-raiser.
In addition to the bucket brigade of officers on the roof, the event will feature activities for children, including, a bounce house, a K-9 demonstration, police cars, and a dunking booth.
Pinecrest head football coach Chris Metzger was the first of many local celebrities to man the dunking booth. Southern Pines Police Chief John Letteney and his Pinehurst counterpart Earl Phipps will take a turn in the both between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
McGruff the Crime Dog, a clown with balloons and even the Chick-fil-A cow are expected to make appearances today.
As the festivities are going on at the rear of the restaurant's property, officers from both departments will be on the roof with megaphones, soliciting donations from patrons. Officers will lower buckets from the roof to collect donations. Collections will also be taken at the drive-through window.
Thursday officers from both departments served food to Chick-fil-A customers for donations to the Speical Olympics. Altogether the Tip a Cop event raised $1,500 in about five hours.
The events, which are part of National Police Week, will help raise funds for Special Olympics in Moore County. All the events lead up to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on May 29. The final leg of the Torch Run culminates in Raleigh with the lighting of the flame for the Special Olympics Summer Games held June 1-3.
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