Cops 'stake out' Krispy Kreme to raise money for the Special Olympics
Corporal Joesph Andaloro is helping with the Cops on Top of Doughnut Shops fundraiser
Deputy Scott Lyons is yelling from the rooftop to get donations for the athletes.
By: Rachel Tripp
Lexington County Sheriff's deputies are spending time on the roof of the Cayce Krispy Kreme raising money for the South Carolina Special Olympics. They will be at the Knox Abbott Dr. location through midnight Friday.
The deputies have been holding The Cops on Top of Doughnut Shops fundraiser for the past 15 years. This is Corporal Joesph Andaloro's second year helping raise money, and he says he loves supporting the cause, not because of doughnuts.
"All the money goes to the athletes, and we're not taking a penny of it. It's for a good cause, so it's pretty easy to support that," says Andaloro.
It takes $583 to send a athlete to the Special Olympics. Andaloro says there are over 20,000 athletes in South Carolina, and all the money supports them.
Andaloro says the Special Olympics are held around the world year round. There are games in 150 different countries.
"People in our communities that have these disabilities are sometimes overshadowed and overlooked, and we don't mind bringing that awareness or that attention to them. They are human beings and have a purpose and a reason to be here as well," says Andaloro.
Police will be screaming from the rooftops until Friday. Lexington officers say a donation can get you a free doughnut and a $10 donation gets you a dozen.
"We're not begging for money, we are just trying to get them to support a good cause," say Andaloro.