Police officers from a number of St. Joseph County departments will poke fun at the stereotype of cops hanging around doughnut shops today and tomorrow at the second annual event Cops on Top of the Doughnut Shop. The two-day fundraiser is sponsored by the Special Victims Unit sector of the Family Justice Center (FJC), a St. Joseph County non-profit that offers services for abused individuals. “During the two-day time period, police officers from various agencies in St. Joseph County, including Notre Dame [Security] Police, will ‘live’ on the rooftop of Krispie Kreme … to bring attention to the issues as well as to raise funds to help combat these crimes,” Sareen Lambright Dale, director of the FJC, said. The event will take place at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at 5615 N Main Street in Mishawaka. Officers from the Special Victims Unit are partnering with Notre Dame Security Police, St. Joseph County Police, the South Bend Police Department, the Mishawaka Police Department and the Lakeville Police Department to staff the roof. Activities at the event include doughnut-eating contests, cornhole tournaments, Zumba, fingerprinting and pumpkin painting. “We hope to raise around $15,000,” Dale said. “We also want to raise awareness about our programs and how people can get help if they’ve been abused.” Proceeds from the event will benefit services for victims of domestic and sexual violence, including child molestation, rape and intimate partner violence, Dale said. The fundraiser will also donate profits toward the FJC’s victim and family support services, education programs and information and referral services, as well as The Protective Order Project, which grants protection orders to about 1,500 local residents per year. “We hope to gain support from the community. We are hoping for a big turn out to raise awareness for the cause as well as raise money for the organization,” Saint Mary’s senior Kristina Sorensen, who works at the FJC, said. “[FJC is] planning on moving to a better location during our Winter break. The money would help out greatly with the move and the start in their new location.” The FJC provides services to victims of domestic violence and their families in order to get their lives back on track, according to the center’s website. Their programs include confidential assessments, the distribution of emergency cell phones and a Clothes Closet and Diaper Bank. Later in Oct., S-O-S, a partner program of the FJC who holds a 24-hour crisis line, will hold a fundraiser called A Cut for a Cause at Haircrafter’s in South Bend.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins turned their second triple play with Martín Pérez on the mound in a span of less than three weeks. With three runs already in for Atlanta in the third inning and the bases loaded, Miguel Sanó, Jonathan Schoop and C.J. Cron turned three in plenty of time to beat Tyler Flowers after his sharp grounder. Pérez was also pitching on July 22 against the New York Yankees, when Edwin Encarnación grounded into a 5-4-3 triple play in that game. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ozzie Albies homered twice in his second straight four-hit game, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman both went deep, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 11-7. Max Fried used a season-high 10 strikeouts to win his fourth consecutive start. The terrific trio at the top of the lineup provided more than sufficient support, with Acuña, Albies and Freeman combining for eight hits and five RBIs in 15 at-bats. They were 23 for 45 with seven home runs and 15 RBIs in this three-game series.== The Twins starting tonight will host Cleveland for a four-game series. The Indians, who were 11 games behind Minnesota earlier this season, have cut the Twins’ AL Central lead to two after taking two of three games from the Texas Rangers. Tonight and tomorrow night are 7:10 starts with the pre-game at 6:30 on KGLO. Saturday is a 6:10 start with a 5:30 pre-game show. On Sunday, “Inside Twins” starts the day at 12:00 noon, the pre-game is at 12:30 with the first pitch at 1:10. ‘ CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Mark Farley says two leaders have emerged in the battle to become the Panthers’ quarterback. Redshirt sophomore Jacob Keller and redshirt freshman Will McElvain have stood out in a four man race for the job.Farley says he waited until after the first five days of practice to assess the situation.Whoever wins the job will make his first start August 31st at Iowa State.Farley does not rule out playing more than one quarterback in the opener. IOWA CITY — Life after Megan Gustafson gets an early start for the Iowa Hawkeye women this weekend when they open a trip to Spain. The national player of the year capped her senior season by leading the Hawkeyes to the Big Ten Tournament title and a trip to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.After losing three key seniors from last year Bluder says the trip will be beneficial in terms of building chemistry.Bluder says traveling abroad is a great way to build chemistry.Senior guard Mackenzie Meyer of Mason City says the Hawkeyes are motivated to show they will still be a factor. IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa has extended the contract of athletics director Gary Barta for three years through the 2023-24 academic year.Barta will get a pay raise that will take him from $800,000 yearly to $1 million for the 2020-21 school year, and $1.05 million the following three years.“I’m grateful to President Harreld and everyone at the University for the opportunity I have to work in a great environment at a world-class institution,” Barta said in a release. “Our student-athletes, coaches, and staff are having incredible success. We have the best fans in the country and their support is truly appreciated. And, I believe the best is yet to come.”Barta was hired from Wyoming in the summer of 2006 after Bob Bowlsby left to become the athletics director at Stanford. He is in his first year of a three year term as a member of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee AMES — Once considered a weakness Iowa State’s offensive line is considered a strength heading into the new season. Four seniors are part of a line that returns a starter at all five positions, including left tackle Julian Good-Jones.Good-Jones says experience is a big factor.Standout running back David Montgomery is now a member of the Chicago Bears but Good-Jones does not feel that will put added pressure on the offensive line.Cyclone coach Matt Campbell says it has been a long process to get the offensive line to this point.Campbell says experience is a major factor in offensive line play.