MP police raise funds for Special Olympics

by David Maas
Maple Park—While being the Maple Park Police Chief is a full time job, Mike Acosta still finds time to help raise thousands of dollars for the Special Olympics.

“In the month of May, the Police Department held two fundraisers for the Special Olympics,” Acosta said.

On May 20, Acosta spent six hours on the roof of a Dunkin Donuts in Elgin, for the “Cop on Top” fundraiser, which raised over $1,400 for the athletes. On May 22, with the help of the St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club, they held “Pulling For Special Olympics,” in which 164 clay shooters helped raise more than $13,000.

“I would like to thank Honest Auto, Casey’s General Stores, Vacation Land RV, and The Foster & Buick Law Group for their sponsorship,” Acosta said.

With another event coming up July 9, the Police Department is close to meeting its original $15,000 goal.

“The Wheel of Meat and More event is to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics,” Acosta said, “ We will be raffling off turkeys, hams, pork loins, steaks, sports jerseys and much more.”

Acosta also announced that the Maple Park Police Department would be listed on next year’s Special Olympics shirts due to its hard work.

“We hope everyone will come out and support us, and have fun, as we continue to raise money for the Special Olympics,” Acosta said.