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Cops on Rock Hill Krispy Kreme roof, doughnut-eating contests raise money for Special Olympics

Police officers from throughout York County will be eating doughnuts in contests and hanging out on the roof of Krispy Kreme to raise money for Special Olympics.
Police officers from throughout York County will be eating doughnuts in contests and hanging out on the roof of Krispy Kreme to raise money for Special Olympics. Herald file

Police officers from throughout York County will be eating doughnuts in contests and hanging out on the roof of the Krispy Kreme in Rock Hill Thursday through Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics.

Last year, the officers raised more than $20,000.

Police will be on the roof of the Krispy Kreme at 1525 Celanese Road on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, waving to drivers and customers in an attempt to collect money for athletes with disabilities. Look for the officers from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Rock Hill’s middle and high schools also are having contests to raise money as their school resource officers stand atop Krispy Kreme with students cheering them on.

Other fundraising events include:

Thursday – 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 will be crowned champion. Special Olympian Josh Myers was the winner in 2014.

Friday – Cops square off against firefighters and emergency workers in a doughnut-eating contest at 2 p.m.

Saturday – A doughnut-eating contest open to the public at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $20, and the winner receives a year of free doughnuts. Registration starts at 1 p.m.

Donations are accepted any time at bit.ly/1Ayt3A1.

Andrew Dys •  803-329-4065

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