LIHUE – To raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Hawaii, volunteer, off-duty, law-enforcement officers will take their duties to new heights for this year’s 18th annual Cop on Top.
During the fundraiser, Aug. 23 to 25, participants will rise to the occasion, accepting donations from atop 10-foot scaffolds fronting all Hawaii Walmart stores (except downtown Honolulu), the two Oahu Sam’s Club locations, as well as other shopping centers around Oahu.
“It’s an honor to be part of Cop on Top’s 18th year and to once again connect our customers and associates to the life-changing work that Special Olympics Hawaii does,” said Lance McAlister, Walmart Hawaii market manager. “It’s inspiring to see our local law enforcement engage with the community and our customers to raise awareness for an important cause.”
The Walmart in Lihue will be involved Aug. 22 to 24.
Donations collected from Cop on Top directly benefit Special Olympics Hawaii and efforts to provide sports programs for athletes year-round, including opportunities to participate in regional and national competitions. Since 2001, Cop on Top has raised more than $3,437,236 for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes statewide.
Source: The Garden Island