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Photos: Police Department's annual hot dog luncheon raises money for Special Olympics

VTPD Special Olympics fundraiser
The Virginia Tech Police Department and university employee volunteers served lunch raise money for Special Olympics Virginia on Tuesday, May 16.

On Tuesday, May 16, the Virginia Tech Police Department hosted their annual hot dog luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and raised $4,120 for Special Olympics Virginia.  

More than 600 Virginia Tech employees and community members attended this year’s luncheon at the Public Safety Building.  Several local businesses sponsored the luncheon by donating food and supplies, including Coca-Cola, Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili, Bottom of the Stairs, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Long John Silvers, Heathwood Market, Bojangles, McCoy Funeral Home, Virginia Tech Services Inc., Food Lion, Centerplate, Walmart, Wades Foods, and Kroger. Volunteers also donated baked goods and staffed the event to help roll, bun, and wrap hot dogs.

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More than 600 Virginia Tech employees and community members attended the fundraiser, showing their support for Special Olympics Virginia.
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Each meal included two hot dogs, chips, dessert and drink for $5.
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Many of the volunteers wore shirts with the Special Olympics Athlete Oath on the back, which stated, "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
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Tents and tables were set up in the parking lot outside the Public Safety Building to give individuals the opportunity to enjoy their lunch and socialize.
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Several employees supported the fundraiser and enjoyed the opportunity to have lunch with loved ones.