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 TMs Office have helped raise thousands of dollars for Special Olympics athletes this weekend. They TMve 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 TMs goal is $15,000.
Real generous people in Albany, said ten-time Special Olympics Gold Medalist Billy Griner, Jr. They love Georgia Special Olympics"love the athletes.
The summer games kick off May 21. To donate to the Special Olympics go to SpecialOlympics.org.