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Police Officers Serving "Free" Lunch to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois on 7/25

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  • Local law enforcement serving lunch at last year's event in Peoria.Special Olympics Illinois

    Local law enforcement serving lunch at last year's event in Peoria.Special Olympics Illinois

Alexandra McMillin, Special Olympics Illinois

Texas Roadhouse restaurants across the state will be teaming up with local law enforcement officers on Friday, July 25, for a Benefit Lunch.

Local officers will serve a "free" lunch of a limited menu from 11 a.m. -- 2 p.m. This exclusive lunch includes a pulled pork sandwich, corn, freshly baked bread with honey-cinnamon butter and a non-alcoholic beverage. Diners are simply asked to leave a donation at their table for their meal, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! This Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is the largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.

All 14 Texas Roadhouse locations in Illinois will be participating, which includes: Bradley, Champaign, Countryside, Crystal Lake, Decatur, East Peoria, Edwardsville, Joliet, Naperville, Quincy, Rockford, Shiloh (O'Fallon), Springfield and Tinley Park.

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,500 Traditional Athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at