The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Wilmington Fire Department will be raising money to help Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) from Thursday, May 3rd to Saturday, May 5th. Members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Wilmington Fire Department will be stationed on top of the roof of the Chick-fil-A restaurant on Oleander Drive both Friday and Saturday to wave at customers and encourage them to donate to Special Olympics North Carolina.
Customers may donate money to a uniformed deputy stationed around the restaurant, as well as participate in a silent auction. In addition, the Wilmington Fire Department will have a fire truck and conduct a cow drop, along with a variety of other exciting events hosted throughout the fundraiser.
The three-day fundraiser includes:
Thursday, May 3: Fundraiser for Special Olympics North Carolina from 3 to 8 p.m. will be Family Night. Bring your whole family and join our local law enforcement and firefighters in enjoying delicious Chick-fil-A food and supporting the Special Olympics North Carolina.
Friday, May 4: Members of the Sheriff’s Office and Fire department will be stationed on the Chick-fil-A roof from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The lemon squeeze contest, “Blue vs. Red” will be held at noon with law enforcement officers verse the firefighters competing to see who can squeeze a box of lemons the quickest.
Saturday, May 5: Law Enforcement will be back on top of the restaurant from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Chick-fil-A restaurant team will also set up activities for children. Young guests may have their pictures taken with the Chick-fil-A ‘Eat Mor Chikin’ Cow, play games, and on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. come to a petting zoo; play in a bounce house and tour a fire truck. On Saturday at 2:00 p.m. there will be a cow drop from a fire truck. Restaurant Operator Mike Perdue- “We are honored to support our New Hanover County law enforcement officers and our Wilmington Firefighters in their effort to raise money for them.”
Special Olympics North Carolina is one of the largest volunteer organizations in the State with more than 20,000 charity volunteers. Involving more than 38,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics North Carolina offers training and Competition in 19 sports.