HONOLULU — It’s a race to the top for local law enforcement.
This year’s 16th annual Cop on Top fundraiser brings together volunteer, off-duty law enforcement officers from across the state.
From Aug. 17 to Aug. 19, officers will climb atop 10-foot scaffolds, where they will stay and share the mission of Special Olympics until they reach their fundraising goal.
The annual fundraiser will take place at Walmart stores statewide (with the exception of Downtown Honolulu) and all Sam’s Club stores on Oahu.
The Kauai Police Department will be participating in the event and will be stationed at Walmart.
“Walmart and our more than 4,000 associates in Hawaii are proud to be part of the annual Cop on Top fundraiser alongside local law enforcement officers,” said Lance McAlister, Walmart’s Hawaii market manager. “It’s our seventh year supporting this great event that brings together law enforcement and our community to celebrate Hawaii’s Special Olympics athletes.”
Proceeds raised from Cop on Top go directly to Special Olympics Hawaii and their work providing more than 45 sporting competitions year-round.
The average cost to serve one athlete is $650 a year.
Since 2001 Cop on Top has raised more than $2,929,000 for Special Olympics Hawaii.