Marathon City police and fire support Special Olympics
by Patrick Manning
MARATHON CITY (WAOW) -- Members of the Marathon City fire and police departments spent their day filling up gas and cleaning off people's windshields.
For every gallon of gas purchased the local BP station would give five cents to the Special Olympics.
It was also partnered with McDonald's who gave 25 cents for every value menu item sold.
Marathon City fire and police departments say this was to raise awareness and provide needs for the Special Olympics.
"Our goal with Special oOympics is to try and get the information out there that Special Olympics athletes, they just want to be accepted by the normal public," says Marathon City police officer Andrew Crabb.
These programs support training programs for the Special Olympics which happen every summer in Stevens Point.
About 50 police officers in north central Wisconsin support the Special Olympics.