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Cops raise funds for Special Olympics


Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Hawaii County police officers spent a few days on the roof of Safeway in Hilo to raise funds for Special Olympics in Hawaii. Saturday (May 1) was the final day of the fundraiser.

In Kona, police issued a challenge to West Hawaii Today managers and staff: Get in the dunk tank!

Publisher Rick Asbach and editor Reed Flickinger took their turns and both got a little soggy. Between the two newsroom leaders and reporters Chelsea Jensen, Erin Miller, Kim Eaton and Carolyn Lucas, they raised more than $200 in 90 minutes.

The effort raised at least $7,000 to support Special Olympics on the Big Island.

Donations may still be sent to:
Special Olympics East Hawaii
P.O. Box 7265
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

or

P.O. Box 390358
Keauhou, HI 96740

Police officers in East Hawaii raise funds for Special Olympics at Safeway at the Prince Kuhio Plaza. Photography by Baron Sekiya for Hawaii 24/7.

West Hawaii Today reporter Erin Miller takes her best shot at editor Reed Flickinger. She missed. (Hawaii 24/7 photo by Karin Stanton)

West Hawaii Today editor Reed Flickinger takes his best shot at publisher Rick Asbach. He missed. (Hawaii 24/7 photo by Karin Stanton)

West Hawaii Today publisher Rick Asbach enjoyed his dip. (Hawaii 24/7 photo by Karin Stanton)

A couple of Special Olympics supporters wonder why all these West Hawaii Today people have such lousy aim. (Hawaii 24/7 photo by Karin Stanton)

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