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Law enforcement to raise "dough" for Special Olympics

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Albany Parks and Rec marketing coordinator Kristin Caso Albany Parks and Rec marketing coordinator Kristin Caso
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Happening today in Albany, several law enforcement agencies will join together for the annual "Cops on Doughnut Shops," a fundraiser that helps send local athletes to the Special Olympics.

Starting at 7am officers from APD, deputies from the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and several other agencies will be here to collect donations from customers or anyone who wants to give a little to the cause. 

Customers who donate get a free glaze donut courtesy of Krispy Kreme.

Parks and Rec marketing coordinator and organizer, Kristin Caso, says any amount is appreciated, from pocket change to a few dollars, anything that can help support a cause that is so dear to her heart and so many others in the community.

Caso has been part of the program for years and says you don't realize how important it is until someone comes up to you and tells you how they have been affected. 

"It really changed the whole attitude of how people treat others who might have an intellectual disability, once you've seen these athletes compete you will never feel the same about it again,"  Caso said.

All the money collected over the next two days will go directly to hotel, food, awards and equipment for athlete participation. 

 For the past two years Albany has collected the most, even beating Atlanta. Caso hopes to continue that by raising at least $15,000.

The event kicks off at 7am Friday and will last until 10pm Saturday, Krispy Kreme is located off of 400 N. Slappey Blvd. 

 

 

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