On Friday May 19th the Niles Police Department participated in Special Olympics Illinois “Cop on A Rooftop” event. Police Officers, Command Staff, civilian members and volunteers of the Niles Police Department participated at all four Niles Dunkin Donuts locations.
From 5 am to 2 pm Niles Police Department staff members manned intersections, rooftops and drive through lanes to raise $6,862.19. Over the coming months there will be two other fundraising events, including the Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 4, 2017 and the Plane Pull.
Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family support. The first Special Olympics games were held at Soldier Field in July, 1968; the program now is in more than 170 countries.
If you would like to donate to this very worthy cause you can contact Sgt. Ronald Brandt 847-588-6563.