Schaumburg police support Special Olympics with 'Cop in the Lot'

  • Schaumburg police will host a drive-through "Cop in the Lot" event in the parking lot of their station at 1000 W. Schaumburg Road Friday, Sept. 25, to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois and the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which was canceled this year.

      Schaumburg police will host a drive-through "Cop in the Lot" event in the parking lot of their station at 1000 W. Schaumburg Road Friday, Sept. 25, to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois and the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which was canceled this year. Eric Peterson | Staff Photographer, 2015

 
 
Posted9/23/2020 1:55 PM

With most in-person fundraisers for Special Olympics Illinois and its Law Enforcement Torch Run canceled by the pandemic this year, agencies like the Schaumburg Police Department are innovating new and COVID-appropriate ways for people to donate.

One of them is the "Cop in the Lot" event going on from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in the parking lot of the department's headquarters, 1000 W. Schaumburg Road.

 

"Cop in the Lot" is designed to be a family-friendly, drive-through event featuring cars on display and appearances by costumed characters such as Judy Hopps from the Disney film "Zootopia" and McGruff the Crime Dog.

Attendees will remain in their cars as they drive through and are required to wear face coverings during their visit.

Police department staff and volunteers also will be adhering to social distancing protocols as they accept cash donations from attendees.

For more information on "Cop in the Lot," dial 311 on your phone while within the village of Schaumburg.

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