Culver's to support Special Olympics with 'ButterBurgers & Badges' benefit Aug. 29

  • Special Olympic golfer Bryan Liston, a 2015 graduate of Niles West, stands with Skokie Police Officer Carmen Zuniga and Culver's of Skokie General Manager Michael Smith. The three will reconvene on Thursday, Aug. 29, for the annual Culver's ButterBurgers & Badges fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

    Special Olympic golfer Bryan Liston, a 2015 graduate of Niles West, stands with Skokie Police Officer Carmen Zuniga and Culver's of Skokie General Manager Michael Smith. The three will reconvene on Thursday, Aug. 29, for the annual Culver's ButterBurgers & Badges fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Courtesy of Dave Silbar/SilbarPR

 
Submitted by Culver’s
Updated 8/19/2019 5:50 PM

Culver's restaurants throughout Northern Illinois are partnering with Special Olympics Illinois this August for several in-store activities -- most notably the fifth annual "ButterBurgers & Badges" fundraising event from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29.

"ButterBurgers & Badges" will feature local law enforcement officers providing table service for guests dining inside, and also delivering the chain's famed burgers and fresh frozen custard desserts to those visiting the drive-through.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

For a list of participating locations throughout the Chicago area, visit www.soill.org/event/butterburgers-and-badges/.

Law enforcement officers will collect donations for their service and one dollar for every purchase of any size Culver's Concrete Mixer will benefit Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Illinois athletes will be on-site to meet and greet guests.

"ButterBurgers & Badges" is part of a monthlong initiative by select Culver's locations across the Chicago area. Participating stores will proudly display "Change for Champions" donation canisters near counter areas.

Bryan Liston is the 2019 ButterBurgers & Badges Ambassador. Liston graduated from Niles West High School in 2016. He played on the golf team his freshman and senior years of high school. He soon became a golf superstar, winning four gold and two bronze medals. Playing golf is a passion and he enjoys meeting new people on the course.

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In addition to golf, Liston participates in basketball. He has played on the Elmhurst College Special Olympics basketball team the last two years and won two gold and one bronze medal during that time. Through basketball, Liston has learned team-building skills that have helped him grow as a teammate, athlete, and friend.

Funds raised will help Special Olympics Illinois continue its programs that provide year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Illinois is a nonprofit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and nearly 20,000 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 life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, 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 www.soill.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

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About Culver's

For over 30 years, Culver's guests have been treated to cooked-to-order food made with farm-fresh ingredients, served with a smile. The ever-expanding franchise system now numbers more than 500 family-owned and operated restaurants in 22 states. The restaurants' nationally-recognized customer service is based on small-town, Midwestern values, genuine friendliness and an unwavering commitment to quality. Signature items include the award-winning ButterBurger, made from fresh, never frozen, beef, and Fresh Frozen Custard, including the famous Flavor of the Day program.

For more information, visit www.culvers.com, www.facebook.com/culvers, www.twitter.com/culvers, or instagram.com/culvers.

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