Special Olympics Idaho kicks off fall fundraising campaign

Posted at 6:55 PM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-13 00:58:04-04

BOISE, Idaho — On Saturday, local law enforcement agencies partnered with Papa John's in an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics in Idaho.

The event - "cop on top" - put police officers on the roof of Papa John's where they had to stay until visitors had donated enough money for them to come down.

One retired police officer said he was determined to stay on the roof until they raised $10,000.

"You get up here and you get a different perspective. You see the smiles from down below and you get to wave at the people who pass by. People ask, does it get hot up here, does it get cold up here? It is fun up here so come on down, make a donation and get me off the roof," said retired police officer Patrick Calley.

Papa Johns donated 20% of their pizza sales today to the Special Olympics.

There will be another "cop on top" event on October, 19th at the Papa John's in Caldwell, Followed by another event on October 26th in Eagle.

Special Olympics Idaho is also accepting donations on their website.