Livermore cops raise money for Special Olympics

September 16, 2010 1:24:43 PM PDT
Livermore police officers will perch themselves 30 feet off the ground today in a unique fundraising effort to support the Special Olympics.

Officers will sit on aerial lifts at the corner of First Street and South Livermore Avenue beginning at 2 p.m. today and won't come down for 60 hours, or until they raise $20,000.

Livermore police Sgt. John Hurd plans to stay on the lift the entire 60 hours, police said.

Livermore officers said the funds raised will support local Special Olympics athletes. They say it takes $250 to sponsor one athlete for one sport.

Over the course of the weekend, activities will occur below the aerial lifts, and Special Olympics athletes will stop by to greet donors.

Last year, Livermore police exceeded their fundraising goal of $6,000 by raising $11,200. This year, their goal is to raise $20,000.


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