Geneva Police officers will be taking on a new role this weekend, strapping on aprons to serve burgers and sandwiches for a good cause.
Police officers will be raising money for Special Olympics Illinois by volunteering their time serving meals from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Tom & Eddie’s at the Geneva Commons, 1042 Commons Drive. Officers will be accepting contributions to Special Olympics, and the restaurant will be donating 10 percent of its sales made from noon to 8 p.m. to the organization.
Police will have giveaways to hand out to children, and adults can purchase raffle tickets to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which will be on display at the restaurant. Special Olympics athletes also will participate in the event.
Last year, the Geneva Police Department raised $2,500 for Special Olympics during “Burgers and Badges” event.
Special Olympics Illinois is a non-profit organization offering year round training and competition for about 34,000 adults and children with disabilities. Special Olympics changes lives by empowering people with disabilities to realize their full potential in sports and life. For more information, visit www.soill.org.