It is time to ready those cops and doughnut jokes, as next week police officers from throughout York County will be eating doughnuts in contests and even on the roof of Krispy Kreme to raise money for Special Olympics.
Last year the officers raised more than $20,000.
Police will be on the roof of Krispy Kreme at 1525 Celanese Road on Thursday, Friday and Saturday waving to drivers and customers to collect money for athletes with disabilities. Look for the officers from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Rock Hill middle and high schools also are having contests to raise money as their school resource officers stand on the roof of Krispy Kreme with students cheering them on.
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Other events include:
▪ Thursday, 2 p.m.: A celebrity doughnut-eating contest at 2 p.m. featuring politicians, media personalities, Special Olympians and more. First person to eat a dozen doughnuts inside of five minutes is crowned champion. Special Olympian Josh Myers was the winner in 2014.
▪ Friday, 2 p.m: Cops square off against firefighters and emergency workers in a doughnut-eating contest.
▪ Saturday, 2 p.m.: Public doughnut-eating contest. $20 entry fee. Winner receives a year of free doughnuts. Registration starts at 1 p.m.
Donations are accepted any time at https://www.firstgiving.com/so-sc/cops-on-doughnut-shops.
Andrew Dys • 803-329-4065