2017 Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois

2017 marks the 7th annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics!

Each July, local law enforcement agencies partner with the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Texas Roadhouse to serve the public a “free lunch” while collecting donations in support of Special Olympics Illinois.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community


The public is invited to come out this Thursday, July 27 from 11AM – 2PM to support this effort and to let Champaign Police and other local police officers serve you lunch. The menu includes: pulled pork sandwich, corn, fresh baked bread with honey cinnamon butter and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Since the beginning, nearly $387,500 has been raised through this partnership.  For more information on Special Olympics Illinois, see their website at www.soill.org