Cops on Top Supports Special Olympics

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Thursday August 31, 2017

SBPD Officer Brianne Williamson and Chittenden athlete Joshua raise funds and awareness at the Special Olympics Vermont Cops on Tops event earlier this month.

South Burlington Police Officer Brianne Williamson was at Dunkin Donuts on Williston Road August 18 as part of the Special Olympics Vermont Cops on Top event to raise awareness and funds for the state Special Olympics chapter. The event is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, which is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraising and public awareness vehicle designed to allow members of the law enforcement community the opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes who live, work, and compete in their local communities.

“The Special Olympics Vermont Law Enforcement Torch Run officers who participated in the Cops On Top event raised $2,800 overall with $550 of those fundraising dollars generated at the South Burlington Dunkin Donuts located on Williston Road. We receive a tremendous amount of support from the South Burlington Police Department and are excited for the opportunity to grow this event next year with their continued support,” says Special Olympics Vermont event organizer Sasha Fisher.

Officer Williamson made sure to add, “A huge thank you goes out to the officers, Dunkin Donuts staff, and the community supporters!”

Special Olympics Vermont is part of a global movement that works year-round to foster acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities by using the power of sport to showcase their gifts and abilities. In Vermont, 1,310 athletes train and compete in 13 sports throughout the year.