Law enforcement officers from across the county will be taking orders at the Ithaca Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 3 in an event called ‘Law and Orders’. The event is taking place to raise awareness for individuals who have intellectual disabilities and to benefit the athletes competing in the New York Special Olympics. Athletes competing in the Special Olympics will be on the scene during the fundraiser as well.
Officers from the Ithaca Police Department, New York State Police, New York State Park Police, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and Cornell University Police will be participating in the event. Those participating officers will be joining the staff of Applebee’s to greet, seat, and serve guests. They will then place an envelope on the customers’ table and ask them to fill it with a special tip that will go directly to the organization. All donations made to Special Olympics go toward expenses including food, lodging, uniforms, and transportation to allow athletes to participate without the burden of cost affecting themselves or their families.
This event is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR), which is a volunteer movement established by members of local law enforcement communities to support Special Olympics. All members of the public are encouraged to participate.