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Berwyn police, Freedom School staff face off for Special Olympics Illinois

BERWYN – Berwyn police and the staff at Freedom Middle School are going to face off on the court to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois at 4 p.m. May 16, at the school, 3016 Ridgeland Ave., Berwyn.

Both the Berwyn Police Department and the school will be selling tickets to the game in advance and on the day of the game for $3.

Students who purchase tickets will be awarded an Out of Uniform Pass for the day.

Police Chief Jim Ritz commended the school for donating its facility, staff, time and effort for a great cause.

All proceeds raised through ticket sales, concessions and merchandise sales will go directly to Special Olympics Illinois.

To purchase tickets, contact the Berwyn Police Department at 708-795-5600, or Freedom Middle School at 708-795-5800.

Last year, the Berwyn Police Department raised over $17,000 for Special Olympics Illinois and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Special Olympics Illinois is a nonprofit organization that offers year-round training and competition in 19 sports for more than 21,000 athletes with disabilities and more than 11,000 young athletes ages 2 to 7, all at no cost.

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