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Cops raise dough for Special Olympics

Kristin Caso Kristin Caso
Norris Lewis Norris Lewis
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany-area law enforcement will help raise dough for Special Olympics Georgia this weekend at Krispy Kreme.

On any given day Krispy Kreme sees their fair share of hungry customers and come Friday morning it will become busier.

 It is the 10th annual "Cops on Donut Shops," a fundraising event that helps community members participate in Special Olympics.


"We're kind of proud here in Albany, for the last three years we have managed to raise more money in this event than anyone else in the state of Georgia," said organizer Kristin Caso . 

In 2014 the Albany ARC and the city's park and rec department collected over $3,000. Caso says the event has a special place in the hearts of many and is confident this year they can match the donations. 

"I just want people to know the money that we raise goes towards awards for athletes, for hotel, for food, all sorts of travel expenses," Caso continued. 

It's an unforgettable experience for thousands, like Norris Lewis' seven year old daughter.

"She has speech delay and severe ADHD," said Lewis . "And she enjoys attending Special Olympics every year."

Lewis says to see her light up at the games cements the idea of how important the event is.

"Because they shouldn't be treated any differently than any other kid because they're just kids."

"You know when you get 1,500 to 2,000 athletes together, it's just a great time," said Caso. 

It's about raising dough for a cause that lifts the spirits of so many.

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