Tom & Eddie's is having a fun-filled fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois titled, “Burgers and Badges” from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Tom & Eddie’s, 740 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield. Uniformed officers from the Deerfield Police Department will be serving customers from 4 – 8 p.m.
“We invite everyone to come on over for a juicy burger with some fresh, hand-cut fries,” said Ed Rensi, co-founder of Tom & Eddie's. “We will donate 10 percent of net sales to Special Olympics Illinois.”
In addition, officers of the Deerfield Police Department will display a 2012 Harley-Davidson parked under a tent in front of Tom & Eddie’s. They will sell $10 raffle tickets to win it. Six winners will be drawn. Later in the fall, at the Special Olympics headquarters in Bloomington, IL, each winner will be given a key, but only one key will start the Harley. The other five winners will receive 50-inch big screen TVs worth $1,000 each.
Last year, a Geneva resident - John Reading – won the Harley. Tom Dentice and Ed Rensi, co-founders of Tom & Eddie's, are urging Deerfield residents to participate in the Harley raffle.
“It’s all fun, and it’s all for a great cause,” Rensi said. “We are hoping to raise $10,000 this year, so come on out for a burger and check out the Harley.”
The Kane County Chiefs of Police Association began the Harley-Davidson raffle in 1998. It has been held every year since, and to date, $830,000 has been raised for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. It’s all part of a fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois which is strongly supported by law enforcement. Funds raised will benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Illinois.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest year-round fund-raising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois.
Approximately 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state - from local police officers to FBI agents - are involved in the Torch Run which has raised more than $25 million over 26 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments.
Last year, the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run® held the honor as the 2nd highest grossing program out of 50 states and 46 nations.
Tom & Eddie’s provides its customers with fresh, never frozen, 100 percent premium Angus gourmet burgers, personal customer service and a relaxed and happy dining experience. Tom & Eddie’s also offers catering for business meetings or events. Locations are in Lombard, Geneva, Deerfield, Vernon Hills and coming soon - Naperville.
For more information, call 847-948-5117 or visit http://www.tomandeddies.com or http://www.facebook.com/TomandEddies.