CL & Algonquin Police Raising Money for Special Olympics with Texas Roadhouse

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:


Benefit Lunch on Friday, July 31

Crystal Lake Police car.

Crystal Lake Police car.

Crystal Lake Texas Roadhouse restaurant is teaming up with the Crystal Lake and Algonquin Police Department for the 5th Annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois.

The police officers will serve a “free” lunch of a limited menu from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Benefit Lunch menu consists of a pulled pork sandwich, corn, fresh-baked bread with honey-cinnamon butter and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Diners are simply asked to leave a donation for their meal, all of which will benefit the nearly 22,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 21,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7) of Special Olympics Illinois.

During the event, diners can enter for a chance to win a free dinner for two at Texas Roadhouse by posting a photo from their location on social media using the hash tag #igotserved.

Both dine in and carry out will be available at the Crystal Lake Texas Roadhouse located at 835
Cog Circle. 815-356-7427.

2012 Founders Day Parade.

2012 Founders Day Parade.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. The Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised nearly $31 million over 28 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments.

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics changes lives by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. With more than 450 locations in 49 states, Texas Roadhouse is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides,

fresh-baked bread, and its lively atmosphere. In 2015, the restaurant debuted on the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) as the nation’s favorite full-service restaurant. In 2014,

the company was named one of Employee’s Choice Best Places to work by Glassdoor and debuted on Forbes magazine’s list of 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. In 2012 and 2015, Texas Roadhouse was named Top Steakhouse in Nation’s Restaurant News’ Consumer Picks survey.

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For any questions please contact either the Crystal Lake Texas Roadhouse or Officer Kimberley Shipbaugh 815-356-3683 or

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