Written by Julianne Bass
Willimantic, CT -- The Eastern Connecticut State University Police Department will hold its annual Tip-A-Cop event from 8 a.m. to noon on April 30. The event will be held at Dunkin' Donuts, 1015 Main St., Willimantic. Police officers will work behind the scenes at the Dunkin' Donuts to solicit donations for Special Olympics of Connecticut. All tips will be matched by the Dunkin' Donuts franchisee.
In past years, the Eastern Police Department has been able to raise upwards of $7,500 for Special Olympics of Connecticut. The Special Olympics, the charity of law enforcement officers all over the world, provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Checks can be made out to Special Olympics Connecticut or sent to Eastern Connecticut State University, Attn: Officer David DeNunzio, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226.