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Cop on Top Planned on Maui, Aug. 22-24

July 30, 2019, 12:03 PM HST
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Local law enforcement across the state are leveling up for 18th Annual Cop on Top fundraiser and awareness campaign for Special Olympics Hawaiʻi taking place at the end of August.

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Volunteer, off-duty law enforcement officers will rise to the occasion by accepting donations from atop 10-foot scaffolds fronting all Hawaiʻi Walmart stores (except Downtown Honolulu), the two Oʻahu Sam’s Club locations, as well as select shopping centers.

Here in Maui County, the event takes place on the following dates and locations.

Maui:
● Kahului Walmart (Aug. 22-24)
● Kahului Safeway (Aug. 23-24)
● Lahaina Safeway (Aug. 23)

Lanai:
● Lānaʻi Town Richard’s Market (Aug. 30-31)

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Molokaʻi:
● Molokaʻi Public Library (Aug. 22-23)

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“It’s an honor to be part of Cop on Top’s 18th year and to once again connect our customers and associates to the life-changing work that Special Olympics Hawaiʻi does,” said Lance McAlister, Walmart Hawaiʻi Market Manager. “It’s inspiring to see our local law enforcement engage with the community and our customers to raise awareness for an important cause.”

Participating Walmart stores on Oʻahu include Kapolei, Keʻeaumoku, Kunia, Mililani, and Pearl City. Additional Cop on Top sites on Oʻahu include:

● Enchanted Lake Shopping Center
● Hawaiʻi Kai Shopping Center
● Kāneʻohe Shopping Center
● Laulani Village Shopping Center
● Mānoa Marketplace
● Salt Lake Shopping Center
● Sam’s Club Keeaumoku
● Sam’s Club Pearl City
● Waikīkī Beach (pop-up location on Saturday, Aug. 24 only)
● Waimalu Plaza

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Hawaiʻi Island:
● Walmart Kona (Aug. 22-24)
● Walmart Hilo (Aug. 22-24)

Kauaʻi:
● Walmart Līhue (Aug. 22-24)

“Seeing the smiles and dedication of the athletes fills me with the joy and the energy needed to get me through Cop on Top each year,” said LETR Director and Honolulu Police Department Officer, Tom Billins. “I hope you will join me in supporting our Special Olympics Hawaiʻi athletes!”

Donations collected from Cop on Top directly benefit Special Olympics Hawaiʻi and their efforts to provide sports programs for athletes year-round, including opportunities to participate in regional and national competitions. Since 2001, Cop on Top has raised more than $3,437,236 for Special Olympics Hawaiʻi athletes statewide.

Cop on Top. Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaiʻi.

Cop on Top. Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaiʻi.

Cop on Top. Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaiʻi.

Cop on Top. Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaiʻi.

Cop on Top. Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaiʻi.

Cop on Top. Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaiʻi.

Cop on Top. Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaiʻi.

Cop on Top. Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaiʻi.

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