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$12,000 raised for Special Olympics during recent “Cops on Coops” event

Lexington, SC (May 7, 2018) – Chief Terrence Green has issued a statement thanking the citizens of the Town of Lexington and the surrounding communities for their generous support of the recent “Cops on the Coop” events. During the effort, over $12,000 was raised to benefit Special Olympics athletes throughout the state of South Carolina.

Lexington Police Department officers, along with the help of Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members, were at Chick-fil-A Lexington located at 5560 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington and Chick-fil-A Saluda Pointe located at 4295 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day and raised $12,190.54 during the two day event.

Chief Terrence Green said, “The Lexington Police Department gave ourselves a goal of raising at least $25,000 for the nearly 30,000 Special Olympics athletes in our state and we’re well on our way thanks to the selfless giving of the Town of Lexington community. The support was greatly appreciated, and we can’t wait to reach the goal.

The Lexington Police Department is planning additional “Cops on the Coop” events which will occur September 19th and 20th, 2018 with the Town of Lexington Chick-fil-A restaurants.

A check presentation to Special Olympics South Carolina will take place at the Town of Lexington Council Meeting planned for Monday, June 4, 2018.

Please visit the Special Olympics South Carolina website along with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics website for more information.

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