A fundraiser to send Special Olympics athletes from southwest Georgia to the summer games in Atlanta wrapped up Sunday.
Albany and Dougherty County police and the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office have helped raise thousands of dollars for Special Olympics athletes this weekend. They've spent the past three days with the athletes collecting donations at Krispy Kreme for the "Cops on Doughnut Shops" fundraiser.
Last year the "Cops on Doughnut Shops" raised $112,000 throughout the state to send Special Olympics athletes to the summer games at Emory University. Albany raised $13,000 of that total. This year's goal is $15,000.
"Real generous people in Albany," said ten-time Special Olympics Gold Medalist Billy Griner, Jr. "They love Georgia Special Olympicsâ"love the athletes."
The summer games kick off May 21. To donate to the Special Olympics go to SpecialOlympics.org.