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Posted on: July 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] SHPD to operate dunk tank at Sterlingfest 2017, proceeds to benefit Special Olympics

Ever wanted to dunk a cop? During Sterlingfest 2017, officers from the Sterling Heights Police Department will be manning a dunk tank to benefit the Special Olympics Torch Run.

SHPD officers will be sitting in the tank at Dodge Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29. Members of Sterling Heights City Council will also join in the fun for a portion of Saturday’s dunk tank event.

All money raised will be going directly to the Special Olympics of Michigan’s Torch Run. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement. Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into Opening Ceremonies of local competitions. They also carry it into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. There are over 97,000 law enforcement members that carry the “Flame of Hope” annually. The flame symbolizes courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.
The dunk tank to be used at this event was generously donated by NAPA’s Northern Detroit Business Development Group.

Media with questions can contact Community Relations Director Bridget Kozlowski (586) 44-2471 or

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