Month long fundraiser will kick-off May 3rd with a “Law & Orders Night” at all Syracuse, Rochester, Watertown, Buffalo, Batavia and Vestal Tully’s restaurants.

Rochester, Buffalo, Batavia, Syracuse, Watertown, Vestal, NY April 24th, 2018 – In its 6th year as a major sponsor, Tully’s Good Times Restaurants will expand its fundraising effort and team up with law enforcement agencies to support the Special Olympics, Central, Western and Northern New York — and the Southern Tier. The goal is to raise $10,000 as a Gold Sponsor for the upcoming Special Olympics New York State Summer Games.

“On Thursday, May 3rd from 5 to 8pm, Tully’s Restaurants will host a “Law & Orders Night,” said Sam Bregande from Tully’s Good Times. “This popular event is where law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes team up with our staff at Tully’s to help raise money. They will be at our restaurants assisting servers, hostesses and bussers, to ask for your support.”

Every Thursday thereafter in May, Tully’s will donate a portion of every Tully’s Tender®, Buffalo Chicken Tender and Asian Chicken Tender dinners sold. “This is our 6th year working with the Special Olympics and our relationship just keeps growing,” Bregande added. Cassandra Rucker, Director of Development, Special Olympics NY added, “We are involving Special Olympics athletes, their families and law enforcement officers from agencies across the state, to support what we believe is one of the all-time greatest sport events.”

Celebrating its 32nd Anniversary in New York, Torch Run® is a year-round, grassroots fundraising and awareness campaign by law enforcement agencies to benefit their local Special Olympics program. Each year, officers carry the “Flame of Hope” through the streets of their hometowns, and deliver it to their local, state and national Special Olympics games. In 2017, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® programs raised over $2,100,000 statewide including Polar Plunge, Torch Run, Cops on Top and Law & Orders. Since its inception in 1981, globally Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics has raised $619,187,626.

With 66,835 athletes (2017 Census) Special Olympics New York is the largest amateur sports organization in North America. It provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for 23 Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics New York provides opportunities to develop fitness, courage, joy, and friendship with families, Special Olympic athletes, and the community- at no cost to the athlete and their family or caregivers.

Established in Batavia, NY in 1991, Tully’s Good Times are locally owned and operated, sports-themed, casual dining restaurants with a family atmosphere. With twelve locations throughout New York State, Tully’s is proud to be a staple of life in Central and Western New York. Tully’s features a unique, extensive menu, great drink specials, more than 80 TV’s per location showing all sports all the time, outstanding customer service, huge portions, low prices and game rooms to entertain the whole family. For more information, including our full menu, list of locations, gift cards and directions, visit www.tullysgoodtimes.com.