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Donations welcome for Special Olympics Illinois

Bourbonnais, IL — As a part of their annual fundraising efforts for the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Illinois, the Bourbonnais Police Department will be participating in Coffee for Champions Friday, August 20, 2021. From 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., officers will be joined by the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police at both Bourbonnais Dunkin’ locations – 112 East Bethel Drive and 5916 North Convent Street (inside Gas N Wash) at Bourbonnais Parkway. The community is invited to stop by and support the initiative which benefits Special Olympics Illinois athletes. All donations receive a free donut coupon.

“We are excited to be able to participate in these events again and raise awareness for the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Illinois,” explained Bourbonnais Police Deputy Chief, Dave Anderson. “This is our largest-yielding fundraiser for the great cause, and it’s because of the community.”

In 2019, the Bourbonnais Police Department raised over $12,000 at the Cop on a Rooftop event. All Special Olympics Illinois in-person events were cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The Bourbonnais Police Department was honored with a gold medal recognition in 2020 for their ‘Outstanding Financial Support to the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois’. They were ranked 33rd out of 125 departments due to raising over $24,000 in 2019. It was the department’s sixth consecutive year receiving the award from the not-for-profit organization for raising over $15,000 annually.

Bourbonnais Police participate in and support Special Olympics Illinois fundraising events throughout the year such as the Polar Plunge, Culver’s ButterBurgers and Badges, Texas Roadhouse Lunch Benefit, Law Enforcement Torch Run and partner with local school districts – Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 and Bradley Elementary School District #61 – all contributing to Special Olympics Illinois.

For all upcoming Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Police Department events, click here.