Police and Firefighters Raise Money for Special Olympics

7 years 4 months 1 week ago Monday, January 17 2011 Jan 17, 2011 Monday, January 17, 2011 6:19:59 PM CST January 17, 2011 in News
BOONVILLE - The "Cops on Top" Special Olympic fundraiser Monday raised more than $2000 in just three hours. Police officers, firefighters, and officers from the Boonville Correctional Center climbed a fire ladder to the top of Dave's Country Market. The officers will take shifts sitting on top of the roof until 7:00p.m.

David Howard works at the Boonville Correctional Center and organized the event. He hoped to make $1000 in the full 12 hours, and is thrilled with the early turn out. He says volunteers aren't the only one giving at the event.

"In reality, the atheltes give us a lot more back than we could ever give. They aren't about winning. They're about participating," said Howard.

Nineteen Special Olympic athletes from the Sister Supportive Living team helped take donations and showed off their medals to grocery shoppers.


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