Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

10-22-08 BPD Special Olympics Fundraiser!

10-22-08 BPD Special Olympics Fundraiser!

    Boise, Oct. 22, 2008 - A Boise Police Officer, a Boise Firefighter, a Meridian Firefighter, and a popular local radio deejay will "chill out" the next three nights camping out on top of the Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop. The "Cop on a Donut Shop" event is part of four days of festivities to raise money for Special Olympics. 

    "I've camped on top of the donut shop going on five years now," said Boise Police Officer Tim Beaudoin, who helped begin the fundraiser for Special Olympics Idaho in 2004.

    "Every year, people from Boise and all over the Treasure Valley are incredibly generous and supportive. Most folks think we're crazy to do this, but when we see how the money helps some very special Idaho athletes, the cold, the rain, the wind, it's all worth it," said Beaudoin.

    For 60 hours, Law Enforcement Officers from around the Treasure Valley will work the Krispy Kreme drive-thru window, box doughnuts and solicit donations from generous, hungry patrons. Meanwhile, BPD Officer Tim Beaudoin, Boise Firefighter Lance Sellers, Meridian Firefighter Mike Myers and KQFC deejay Cory Mikhals will be camping out on top of the donut shop beginning Wednesday night, and coming down Saturday afternoon.

    Friday night and Saturday will also be busy with fun, family events, including Truck of Treat, a carnival, and a Copstacle Course!

    The public is invited to all events. All events will be held on the southwest corner of Eagle and Fairview.

MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Eisele with Special Olympics Idaho - (208)724-7967

Media live shots and stories are welcome and appreciated. BPD Officer Tim Beaudoin will also be happy to take media calls or do interviews while he’s camping out on Krispy Kreme. Officer Beaudoin will also take pledges at this number. You can call of interview him via telephone at (208) 724-2770.

HOW TO DONATE:
People can call one of 2 numbers for credit card donations:
(208) 724-7967 (208) 323-0482 x18

The Boise Police Association has already donated 2500 to the fundraiser. The BPA will present the donation to Special Olypics Idaho Friday night at 7:00 pm in the Krispy Kreme parking lot.

EVENTS & TIMES:
Doughnut Deliveries--Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 from 7 am to Noon. For $50, a uniformed officer will deliver doughnuts to you or a friend’s business. To order call: 323-0482.

Tip A Cop at Red Robin – Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 from 5 -9 pm. Local Law Enforcement Officers will trade in their handcuffs and badges for menus and serving trays. Donations to Special Olympics Idaho will be given as tips to the officers.

Trunk or Treat-- Friday, October 24 from 5-9 pm, local Law Enforcement Officers will open have their vehicle trunks filled with goodies for trick or treating. There will be live Music AND the BSU Football game on a big screen TV.

Carnival—Saturday, October 25 from 10 am to 2 pm
o $5 per child includes games, prizes and pumpkin carving contest

Copstacle Course—Saturday, October 25 at 4 pm
o $50 per team of 4. Ages 13 and up.

EVENTS BY DAY:

Cop on a Donut Shop
October 22-25, 2008
Wednesday October 22nd

• 6pm -- Tim Beaudoin, Lance Sellers, Mike Myers, and Cory Mikhals go up on roof of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts located at the corner of Eagle and Fairview (Will climb down Saturday, 4:00 p.m.).

Thursday 23rd
• 7am-Noon--Doughnut Deliveries by uniformed law enforcement officers. Call 323-0482 to order doughnuts.

Friday 24th
• 7am-Noon--Doughnut Deliveries
• 5pm-9pm--Tip A Cop at Red Robin
• 6:30pm-8:30pm--
o Live Entertainment (Johnny Law, BPD rock band);
o Trunk-or-Treat (trick or treating from trunks of police cars)
o Halloween costume contest

Saturday 25th
• 10am-Noon--Pumpkin Carving Contest
• 11am-3pm--Tip A Cop at Red Robin
• 10am-2pm--Carnival with Games and prizes. $5/child

* 4pm - Officers & Firefighters come down after three nights & days camping on top of the donut shop!
• 4pm-6pm--Copstacle Course
• 5pm-9pm--Tip A Cop at Red Robin

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run Program: Law Enforcment adopted Special Olympics as a cause nationally in 1981. Several local events like the Law Enforcment Torch Run, Tip A Cops, Bagging for Bucks, and Penguin Plunge help raise money and awarenss for Special Olympics Idaho.

About Special Olympics Idaho: Special Olympics Idaho serves more than 2,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the state. The non-profit provides sports training and competition year-round to athletes as young as 2 and as old as 80. For more information about Special Olympics Idaho, please visit www.specialolympicsidaho.com.