Cops on a rooftop
UIC Police officers won’t be eating donuts May 29 — they’ll be handing them out at a neighborhood restaurant to raise money for the Special Olympics.
Police officers will collect money at the Dunkin’ Donuts near Roosevelt Road and Ashland Avenue from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone who donates gets a coupon for free donuts; donations over $10 get a mug, coupon for coffee and other incentives like T-shirts, hats and raffle tickets to win a 2015 Harley Davidson.
At the same time, the police will hold an auction for coffee and donuts to be delivered personally by UIC Police Chief Kevin Booker later that day.
UIC Police hope to raise $1,000 for the Law Enforcement Torch run, which benefits Special Olympics athletes in Illinois. It’s the first time the UIC department has participated in the statewide Cop on Rooftop fundraiser.
“It’s really about getting people out to create awareness and make donations to the Special Olympics,” said UIC Police Officer Nicole Martin, who helped organized the event.
“The interaction, the smiles, that goes a long way,” Booker said of the Special Olympics.