- The Enterprise
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is the top fundraising organization for Special Olympics Maryland but this weekend, officers want to go even higher than the top 25 feet higher, in fact to the rooftops of local Chick-fil-A restaurants.
From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 22 the Chick-fil-As in Waldorf and La Plata will host the Cops on Rooftops fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland.
Sheriff’s officers will stand on the rooftops of both restaurants to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. The officers will collect donations from patrons by lowering buckets attached to ropes and will be joined at various times throughout the day by the Chick-fil-A cows. On the ground, Sheriff Rex Coffey, other officers and Charles County Teen Court volunteers will sell 2012 Torch Run commemorative T-shirts. Special Olympics athletes also will attend the event to greet and thank contributors.
“We’re such big fans of Special Olympics, we literally want to shout about it from the rooftops,” said Coffey (D). “Last year I had a chance to meet a lot of folks as they entered Chick-fil-A and seeing everyone’s faces light up, especially the children, when they saw the officers on the roof was a real joy for me. It was a cold and dreary day but the support we generated for Special Olympics Maryland was truly heartwarming.”
For more information about Special Olympics Maryland, go to www.somd.org.
In the event of inclement weather, Cops on Rooftops will be rescheduled. An announcement will be posted on the sheriff’s office Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ccsomd.