For one evening on Thursday, March 21, 2013, some law enforcement officers and local officials will be leaving their badges at home to “serve the public” in a different way at various Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations in the Capital District!
Law enforcement from Albany, East Greenbush, Colonie, Saratoga Springs, Hudson, Glens Falls, Warren County, and several others, will join forces with Applebee’s staff in hosting and serving customers, with tips benefiting Special Olympics New York and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.® The event is part of Applebee’s “Law and Orders” fundraiser.
Come to any of the participating Applebee’s between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on March 21st and let your local law enforcement serve you up a delicious entree of Raising Money for a Good Cause with a side order of Comical Customer Service!
Participating Applebee’s Locations:
- East Greenbush – 594 North Troy Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144
- Glenmont – 291 Route 9W, Glenmont, NY 12077
- Hudson – 420 Fairview Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534
- Latham – 555 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110
- Schenectady – 2400 Cambridge Road, Schenectady, NY 12304
- Saratoga Springs – 3 Lowes Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
- Queensbury – 255 Quaker Avenue, Queensbury, NY 12804 (Queensbury will host their “Law and Orders” event during lunch and dinner hours on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22).
The Special Olympics is an international program of sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. In New York State, more than 55,000 athletes train and compete in Olympic-type summer and winter sports.
The Capital District is home to thousands of these athletes who participate in training and competitions, allowing them to have fun by demonstrating athleticism and courage while developing confidence and friendships!
The Torch Run® is a year-round grassroots fundraiser by law enforcement agencies to benefit their local Special Olympics Program. Every year, officers will carry the “Flame of Hope” through the streets of their hometowns and countries and deliver it to their local, state, and national Special Olympics games.
Last year, Applebee’s “Law and Orders” event raised almost $5,000 locally for the Special Olympics New York. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) raised more than $1 million statewide!
Will you be attending your neighborhood Applebee’s to help your local law enforcement raise funds for the Special Olympics New York? Don’t forget to tip them well – it’s for a good cause!