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Cuffed for a Cause LogoDunwoody Police officers get “Cuffed for a Cause”

Each year, the Dunwoody Police Department gets “Cuffed for a Cause” to help raise funds for the Law Enforcement Torch Run® of Special Olympics Georgia. Officers are handcuffed to moving treadmills for four hours (or until they reach their fundraising goal) as they walk, walk, walk while collecting donations from customers.

“A little over $100 will send one athlete to the games for free,” says Chief Grogan. “With nearly 23,000 participants, Georgia has the largest Special Olympic program in the country as far as number of athletes, but as of 2011, the state is only ninth or tenth in terms of fundraising. We need to be doing much better because there is a need for more funds and we’re certainly trying to do our part.”

In addition to collecting for SOGA, this yearly event provides citizens and DPD officers the opportunity to interact along with a display of various patrol vehicles and equipment the Department uses.

For full information on all Special Olympics Georgia and all its fundraising events visit: www.specialolympicsga.org.

Visit our News and Press Releases page for the Dunwoody Police Department's latest participation details, dates, and times. You can also follow us on www.twitter.com/dunwoodypolice or "Like" us on www.facebook.com/dunwoodypolice to stay updated on all our events, programs, and more! 

If you have any questions DPD events, please contact Officer Tim Fecht at timothy.fecht@dunwoodyga.gov or at 678-382-6917.

Past Cuffed for a Cause Highlights:

2010 Dunwoody Police Cuffed for a CauseCuffed for a Cause on FOX5Chief Grogan