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Berwyn cops to serve 'Buffalo Wings' for Special Olympics

Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 4:00 a.m. CDT

BERWYN — The Berwyn Police Department will give new meaning to “protect and serve” as part of the Tip-A-Cop event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at the Berwyn Buffalo Wild Wings, 7130 W. Cermak Road.

Officers will serve as celebrity waiters and collect donations from restaurant guests to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. Buffalo Wild Wings is also donating 10 percent of a guest’s pre-tax food sales bill when guests present the appropriate voucher or mention they are dining there for Special Olympics Illinois.

Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) campaign. The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. In 2012, statewide efforts by Illinois law enforcement resulted in more than $2.98 million being raised for the Special Olympics athletes in Illinois.

Special Olympics Illinois is a nonprofit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for more than 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 11,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics changes lives by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential in sports and in life.  Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.

More information more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support is available at 800-394-0562, or visit their website at www.soill.org.

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