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AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -
Members of the
Auburn Police Division are preparing to sit on top of the North Dean Road Kroger for a good cause known as "Cops on Top".
The event starts at 8 a.m. May 2 and ends at 10 p.m. on May 3. For 38
hours the officers will stay on the roof while trying to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics.
There will also be officers on the ground throughout the event to
accept donations from citizens and to sell 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Auburn Police Department is just one of numerous law enforcement
agencies across Alabama that will be participating in "Cops on Top."
law enforcement officers in the state raised more than $85,000 during the event.
Locally, the Lee County Special Olympics program serves
over 200 athletes and offers a variety of events, including: Athletics (Track and Field), Basketball,
Bowling, Cycling, Flag Football, Golf, Power Lifting, Softball (coming soon!),
Swimming, and Volleyball. During the
weekend of May 16-18, over 50 athletes and coaches from Lee County will travel
and compete at the State of Alabama Games, located on the campus of Troy
In less than two months, 20 Lee County athletes and coaches
will join more than 150 Special Olympics athletes and coaches from
throughout the state of Alabama and will travel to New Jersey as part of Team
Alabama to compete in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.
The Games will be held at venues throughout
New Jersey, including Princeton University, Rider University, The College of
New Jersey, Mercer County Park and several area private schools. Coordinators are expecting more than 3,500
Special Olympics athletes, 1,000 coaches and over 10,000 volunteers to
participate in the week-long Games.
Lee County has a strong presence on
Team Alabama, including the 2013 Gold Medal winning Basketball Team.
Overall, Lee County will send one bowler, one
swimmer, one track and field athlete, one unified golf team, the basketball
team and several coaches.
during the "Cops on Top" event will go directly towards funding the athletes
travel to both the state games and the National Games.