VESTAL (WBNG) — Local law enforcement and athletes teamed up with waiters at Tully’s on Vestal Parkway to serve the community.
The “Law and Orders” night on Thursday is fundraising for the New York Special Olympics.
Several local police departments, along with some of the athletes themselves, spent dinner time waiting on tables and accepted donations.
Tully’s is donating 10% of all chicken tender dinner sales tonight to the fundraiser as well.
The fundraiser is also taking place at many other Tully’s locations throughout the state to give all special athletes a chance to compete.
“It helps me to go to the games feeling well prepared,” says Omar Barry, one of the Special Olympics athletes.
“It’s more actual community service, helping the athletes get to the games.” adds Joshua Nitch from the Office of Mental Health Police. “Things like this are so important. These athletes wouldn’t have this chance without programs like this.”
This is one of many Special Olympics fundraisers local law enforcement takes part in.
October’s law and orders event at Applebee’s and last weekend’s polar plunge have already raised thousands of dollars for the cause.