Naperville Park District Police join Naperville police officers in hosting Special Olympics benefit at Texas Roundhouse July 26

  • The 2018 Texas Roadhouse event team gathers after a luncheon benefit for Special Olympics Illinois. This year's event will be Friday, July 26.

    The 2018 Texas Roadhouse event team gathers after a luncheon benefit for Special Olympics Illinois. This year's event will be Friday, July 26. Courtesy of City of Naperville

 
Submitted by Naperville Park District
Updated 7/17/2019 5:36 PM

On Friday, July 26, the Naperville Park District Police will join law enforcement personnel from the Naperville Police Department to serve lunch at Texas Roadhouse from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

The benefit lunch will take place at Texas Roadhouse, 2856 Patriot Lane in Naperville.

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Guests will enjoy a "free" lunch served by police officers and may simply leave a donation at the table. One hundred per cent of the donations will go toward Special Olympics Illinois.

Naperville Park District Police began fundraising for Special Olympics Illinois earlier this spring by selling T-shirts and by participating in the "Cop on a Rooftop" event in June.

Special Olympics merchandise will be sold during the benefit lunch and also is available for purchase through the Naperville Park District by contacting Chief Schnibben at (630) 848-5049.

Special Olympics Illinois is a nonprofit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for nearly 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and nearly 20,000 young athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. According to a statement posted on the organization's website, "Special Olympics transforms lives by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential in sports and in life."

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