The Lowcountry's police officers and deputies are hosting a donut eating contest to benefit the Special Olympics. The three-day event kicks off today.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts teamed up to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics of South Carolina.

Officers will collect donations on the roof of the Krispy Kreme on Savannah Highway between Thursday and Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The campaign hopes to raise $10,000 during the event. For a $20 donation, customers will receive a coupon for a free dozen doughnuts and a S.C. Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirt.

Today at 1 p.m., local media personalities, including The Post and Courier's Natalie Caula Hauff, will compete to see who can eat a dozen glazed doughnuts the fastest.

On Friday local police officers will compete at 1 p.m. and on Saturday for a $20 donation, customers can compete and eat a dozen doughnuts. The person with the fastest time for the day will win doughnuts for a year. All proceeds support the Special Olympics.