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Lee County Special Olympics Cops on Tops fundraiser on April 19

April 01 2024

AUBURN, Ala.- Local law enforcement agencies are on a mission to raise funds for the Lee County Special Olympics with the 2024 Cops on Top event. This year, the Auburn Police Department will raise money at the Kroger on Dean Road on Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Opelika Police Department will fundraise at the Tiger Town Kroger at the same time with the added help of the Lee County Sheriff's Department.

Cops on Top is a regional effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics, which sponsors competitive events each year for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Some officers will be on the roof at the Kroger locations while other officers will be available outside the store to accept donations alongside Special Olympics athletes.

A variety of local agencies from the Lee County area participated in 2023 and multiple officers stood on the roof for the Special Olympic athletes. Lunch will be served at both locations from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and will cost $5 for chips, a drink and a hot dog.

Come out on April 19 any time from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and help local law enforcement raise money for a wonderful organization! For more information about Special Olympics or the Cops on Top event, please contact Elizabeth Kaufman at (334) 501-2939 or