Kauai News

Cop on Top Returns Aug. 25-27 to Benefit Special Olympics

Posted August 13, 2022, 11:21 AM HST

Volunteer, off-duty law enforcement officers across the state will once again rise to the occasion to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Hawai‘i. From Aug. 25-27 on Kaua‘i, volunteer officers will take community service to a new level while perched on 10-foot scaffolds and rooftops. On the ground, volunteers will collect donations and keep the excitement going for shoppers and supporters.

“This year, Cop on Top celebrates a milestone two decades of supporting our Special Olympics Hawai‘i athletes,” said Special Olympics Hawaii’s President and CEO, Dan Epstein. “We invite the public to come out and show their support for these dedicated officers who generously give of their free time to raise funds and awareness for our programs.”

On Kaua‘i, officers will be on top of Walmart in Līhu‘e.

“Special Olympics Hawaii holds a special place in the hearts of our volunteer officers,” said Honolulu Police Department’s Assistant Chief, Ryan Nishibun. “Donating our time for Cop on Top is one small way that we can show our support and solidarity with these amazing and inspiring individuals.”

Donations collected from Cop on Top directly benefit Special Olympics Hawaii and its work to provide sports, health and wellness programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round. Since 2001, Cop on Top has raised more than $3,827,793 for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes statewide.

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