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'Cop on Top' to raise money for Special Olympics

Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy recruits and staff will host a Cop on Top fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Arizona in Prescott Valley on Saturday, March 16, said Sgt. Jon Brambila of NARTA.

Law enforcement officers, deputies, correctional officers, and other personnel will sit on top of a fire truck and gently encourage shoppers to donate to Special Olympics Arizona at the Safeway store at 7720 E. Highway 69 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Staff from NARTA, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Prescott Valley Police Department, the Prescott Police Department and local firefighters will participate. The event is hosted by the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Special Olympics athletes also will be there to talk with shoppers, show off their medals and raise awareness about individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics of Arizona empowers the more than 180,000 Arizonans with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, productive, and respected members of society through year-round sports training, competitions, and support programs. Special Olympics of Arizona has grown to more than 9,000 athletes, 24 sports, 172 year-round competitions, and multiple support programs, which are provided at no cost to athletes.