Krispy Kreme and local law enforcement team up for good cause

Krispy Kreme on N. Slappey Blvd. teamed up with local law enforcement to raise money for the Georgia Special Olympics. The annual fundraiser is one of the most successful of its kind in the state and helps fund athletes so they can compete. / Doug Reardon

Krispy Kreme and local law enforcement took advantage of local resident's sweet tooth today to raise money for a good cause.

The groups teamed up to raise money for the Georgia Special Olympics today during their annual 'cops on doughnut shops' fundraiser.

Local officers and Special Olympics athletes collected donations from customers at the Krispy Kreme on Slappey Boulevard.

Customers who donated money to the cause got a sweet treat in return, ranging from a free original glazed doughnut to a complimentary doughnut party for generous corporations, organizations or individuals donating $1,000 or more.

"We face many challenges in society, in law enforcement and in the public safety arena," said Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul, "but the men and women who go to these Olympics face challenges every day that we never know about until we actually rub shoulders with them and get to watch them at these events and spend time with them and just live life with them. And that's the special purpose behind it all. That's what hits home so much."

The event will continue on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the same location.