Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Free The Fuzz

Each year, law enforcement officers continue the tradition of camping out on rooftops across British Columbia to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics BC.

These fearless law enforcement officials will pitch their tents, roll out their sleeping bags, and eat delivery food over the 24-plus hours, while they encourage the community to make donations in order to get them down.

In May 2015, law enforcement officers from the Victoria area camped out on scaffolding at Uptown shopping centre in Saanich for three days for Free the Fuzz.

The fundraiser included a dunk tank, face painting for kids, hotdog sales, and coffee by donation, as well as K9 demonstrations.

“We are thrilled to bring Free the Fuzz back to Victoria. Special Olympics gives individuals with intellectual disabilities the chance to be part of a team, and it builds self-confidence,” said organizer Cst. Lisa Bruschetta of the Saanich Police Department. “Our goal is to engage with the community and show our support for our amazing athletes.”