Law enforcement officers from throughout the greater Dallas area will stake out Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Texas, on Saturday, September 19, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Rain or shine, police officers are scheduled to cover 15 Dunkin' Donuts locations and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Texas. In return for the police officers "doing time" at their restaurants, Dunkin' Donuts will offer a free donut with any beverage purchase to each guest who visits a Dunkin' Donuts location that day and makes a donation.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year- round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic- type sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other athletes, and the community. Started in 1981 by Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is Special Olympics' largest grassroots fund-raiser and public awareness vehicle in the world. Law enforcement officers throughout the world carry the "Flame of Hope" through the streets of communities and deliver it to their local, state, national or world Special Olympics Games.