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Cops and Doughnuts Cliché Becomes Benefit for Law Enforcement Torch Run, Special Olympics


Aug. 19, 2011

If you’re looking for Richmond Police officers on Saturday, Aug. 27, they’ll be at the Krispy Kreme. But it’s for a good cause.

Richmond Police and Krispy Kreme have joined forces for a fun fundraiser – Cops and Doughnuts – to support the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run®, which benefits Special Olympics. 

“We thought we’d use the cops and doughnuts cliché to our advantage,” Captain Harvey Powers said. “We’re inviting the public to come out and help us help Special Olympics.”

The Krispy Kreme at 4910 W. Broad St. will be abuzz with “police activity” from

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27. Krispy Kreme patrons will have the chance to “Kreme a Cop” in the dunk tank for a small fee to win a dozen doughnuts and purchase

$1 icons to “Cover the Cop Cruiser.” A day of family fun is planned, with all proceeds to benefit Special Olympics. 

Krispy Kreme’s Cops and Doughnuts program has proven to be a winning combination. This nationwide fundraising program brings together police officers and Krispy Kreme stores across the country to raise funds for the Law Enforcement Torch Run® and increase awareness of the Special Olympics movement. 

Since 1986, the Torch Run has raised more than $13 million for Special Olympics Virginia. 

“The Torch Run and Special Olympics are close to our hearts here in Richmond,” Captain Powers said. “We’re just glad to have the opportunity, with Krispy Kreme, to support both in a fun way and get the entire Metropolitan Richmond community involved.”

From the Richmond Police Department: Please contact Gene Lepley at 804-646-0607 or visit http://www.richmondgov/com/police