Lexington “Cops on the Coop” raises more than $12,000 for Special Olympics

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green said he wants to thank the Lexington community for their generous support of the recent “Cops on the Coop” events. The effort raised more than $12,000 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 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day and raised $12,190.54 during the two day event.

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 Sept.  19 and 20 , 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.