Support Special Olympics with Culver's fundraiser
Culver's restaurants throughout Northern Illinois are partnering with Special Olympics Illinois this month 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 burgers and fresh frozen custard desserts to those visiting the drive-through.
At least two DuPage Culver's -- one at 290 S. Schmale Road in Carol Stream and the other at 1155 S. Main St. in Lombard -- are among those participating.
Law enforcement officers will collect donations for their service and $1 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.
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.
In addition to golf, Liston participates in basketball. He has played on the Elmhurst College Special Olympics basketball team the past two years and won gold and bronze medals 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. The 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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