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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Park District Police to support Special Olympics with Cop on a Rooftop event


Park Police will conduct fundraiser at Dunkin Donuts Fri., June 1

Naperville Park District Police will greet Naperville area residents early Friday morning from the rooftop of the Dunkin Donuts shop on Rt. 59 and Brookdale Road, asking for donations of any amount for Illinois Special Olympics. Everyone who donates will receive a coupon for a free donut.

Eddie and Jobo from WJMK FM also will be on site broadcasting their morning show from the Cop on a Rooftop event from 5:30 to 10AM.

“This is a fun event, and a unique way that police officers can help support Special Olympics,” said Park Police Chief Carl Schnibben.

Chief Schnibben began fundraising and promoting Special Olympics over 20 years ago and has continued to do so throughout his career in various police departments.

Park Police will be fundraising for Special Olympics throughout the summer by selling hats ($15), tee shirts ($15), pins ($5) and raffle tickets for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle drawing ($10). Merchandise will be sold during the various events and also is available for purchase through the Naperville Park District at 320 West Jackson Ave.

The efforts of Naperville Park Police combine with other law enforcement support throughout the state to bring approximately $2 million each year for Special Olympics Illinois. These funds help more than 22,000 athletes develop improved physical fitness and self-esteem.

For more information about the Naperville Park District and its programs and services, or about how to purchase Special Olympics merchandise through the Park District Police, please visit www.napervilleparks.org or call 630-848-5000.

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Naperville Park District
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Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.