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Tip-a-Cop Turns Huge Profit for Special Olympics

Written by Jordan Sakal

Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Police Department hosted an event on November 9, 2013 at Nita's Restaurant in Willimatic, CT. The goal of the event was to raise money for the Special Olympics of Connecticut and the results did not disappoint. 

The event raised $1,112.90 for Special Olympics CT and it could not have been possible without the drive and dedication both of the Eastern Police and the surrounding community who came together to support such a worthy cause. Lieutenant Tom Madera said, "Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those with intellectual disabilities, this success could not have been possible without your support." The next event will be held Saturday December 6th, 2013, it's the annual Penguin Plunge event at Coventry Lake. Anyone out there who is brave enough to jump into the cold water can contact Officer Dave DeNunzio or visit

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