10-17-23 “Badges and Buckets” Fundraiser a Huge Success

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Administration Services Bureau
Sergeant Jason Grouns
Phone: (808) 961-2269

Media Release

The Hawai‘i Police Department would like thank our Hawai‘i Island communities for helping to make the recent “Badges and Buckets” fundraiser a huge success. “Badges and Buckets” is a rebranding of what was formerly known as “Cop on Top” and is Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s  largest annual grassroots fundraiser. Our Special Olympics delegations are extremely grateful for such a tremendous showing of support in this 20th year the event has been held on island.  

Held at the Hilo Walmart store on Thursday, October 5, through Saturday, October 7, the fundraiser featured off-duty officers, volunteers, and Special Olympics athletes raising awareness and collecting donations for Special Olympics Hawai‘i.

Through your many generous donations, Special Olympics East Hawai‘i raised a total of $20,000.  

We are truly humbled by our community’s support, which will directly benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i and their efforts to provide year-round sports programs for athletes, including opportunities to participate in regional and national competitions.

Special Olympics West Hawai‘i will be holding their “Badges and Buckets” fundraiser at the Kona Walmart Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12.

For more information or to become a volunteer, visit https://sohawaii.org.

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