Wrangling Funds for Special Olympics

By Detective Michael Puterbaugh,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 4:06 p.m. May 22, 2014

On May 15, members of the Toronto Police Service partnered up with Lone Star Texas Grill Restaurants to raise awareness and money for Special Olympics Ontario.

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Constable Stephane Heroux embracing his serving role
  • A man in TPS uniform hold two plates of food
  • A group of men and women holding medals
  • A woman and a man seated beside a man in TPS uniform standing
  • A man in TPS uniform holds a tray of food alongside a server
  • A group photo of several dozen people wearing cowboy hats and shirts and in TPS uniform

The Cops and Cowboys event was a fun-filled fundraiser where members of the Toronto Police Service worked as Celebrity Guest Servers side-by-side with Lone Star staff to serve customers meals and in doing so collecting donations or “tips” on behalf of Special Olympics Ontario.

Service members partnered with Lone Star at two locations 200 Front Street West and 930 Dixon Road during their lunch and dinner service. 

Thanks to all patrons who donated, over $5000 was raised for Special Olympics Ontario, who provide sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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