Cops, Pops and Pizza in Lacombe raises $1,700 for Special Olympics Alberta

Annual event part of national Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign

Lacombe Special Olympics was recently awarded the LETR Spirit Award for their dedication to the Law Enforcement Torch Run. (Photo Submitted)

The numbers are in and Cops, Pops, and Pizza at Boston Pizza in Lacombe has once again raised a lot of money for Special Olympics Alberta.

“Cops, Pops and Pizza was a huge success raising over $1,700 towards the Special Olympics,” RCMP Constable Jeffery Hewitt said.” This would not be possible without the support of the community and Boston Pizza

“BP’s has been amazing giving back financially – donating a potion from the sales during the event as well as bring out the mascot for the event and bowling.”

The event welcomes law enforcement officers and other service people in uniform to join forces with Boston Pizza servers and Special Olympic athletes to serve up dinner for patrons in support of Special Olympics in Alberta.

Hewitt was thankful to the AHS paramedics who graciously donated their time to the event.

Cops, Pops and Pizza is in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which supports Special Olympics throughout Canada.

“The Law Enforcement Torch Run continues to grow in Central Alberta. We are always looking for more Law Enforcement Members to help out and if anyone is interested they can visit the website https://www.specialolympics.ca/letr-regional-contacts,” Hewitt said.

The Torch Run supports several events including: Polar Plunge, Cops and Crepes, Free the Finest and Cops Pops and Pizza. Officers also lend their support to other events in the community they serve in.

Hewitt also thanked Lacombe Special Olympics for their support with event, as well as their recent community award: the LETR Spirit Award.

“I know personally Lacombe Special Olympics helps out anytime we have asked them, helping out with events such as Free Our Finest and Cops, Pops and Pizza,” he said.

The award was given to Lacombe Special Olympics for their dedication to the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

“Their continued support of this event has been notable but it is their dedication to LETR events outside of LETR that is truly commendable,” a release from Special Olympics Alberta stated. “For many years the Lacombe affiliate have organized and transported their athletes to LETR events in Red Deer.

“From working outside of Walmart with law enforcement members to cheering on plungers, the Lacombe affiliate goes over and above to keep connected and involved with LETR.”

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