Melbourne Police Wait Tables To Support Special Olympics

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MPD TEAMS WITH Charlie and Jake's TO RAISE FUNDS

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ABOVE MAP: Charlie and Jake’s Bar-B-Que, located at 445 E. Eau Gallie Boulevard, was the venue for a group of generous Melbourne police officers as they served guests to raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Melbourne Police Department and Charlie and Jake’s teamed up to raise funds for Special Olympics Florida.

Through Special Olympics Torch Run merchandise sales, donations, tips earned by police personnel and a percentage of Charlie and Jake’s food sales, $1,552 was raised in four hours.

The Melbourne Police Department is planning to work with other community businesses in the near future to raise additional funds for Special Olympics Florida.

Officer Christopher Hession and Charlie and Jake's staff. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Officer Christopher Hession and Charlie and Jake’s staff. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

A Melbourne Police car was parked in front of the Charile and Jakes sign during the event. (image for SpaceCoastDialy.com)

A Melbourne Police car was parked in front of the Charile and Jakes sign during the event. (Image for SpaceCoastDialy.com)

etective Dennis Higgins and Communications Officer Jo Booth take drink orders from customers. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Detective Dennis Higgins and Communications Officer Jo Booth take drink orders from customers. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Officer Joe Yorkey cleans dishes during the Tip A Cop event at Charlie and Jake's. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Officer Joe Yorkey cleans dishes during the Tip A Cop event at Charlie and Jake’s. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Through Special Olympics Torch Run merchandise sales, donations, tips earned by police personnel and a percentage of Charlie and Jake's food sales, a total of $1,552.00 was raised in four hours. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Through Special Olympics Torch Run merchandise sales, donations, tips earned by police personnel and a percentage of Charlie and Jake’s food sales, a total of $1,552 was raised in four hours. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Original Post (Feb. 27, 2014)

Melbourne Police Wait Tables to Support Special Olympics

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ABOVE MAP: Charlie and Jake’s Bar-B-Que, located at 445 E. Eau Gallie Boulevard, will be the venue for a group of generous Melbourne police officers as they serve guests from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 10 to raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — A group of Melbourne police officers will be protecting and “serving” in an entirely different fashion on March 10 when they bus tables, fill drinks and help carry food to customers from 5 to 7 p.m. at Charlie and Jake’s Bar-B-Que.

In return, the officers are seeking donations to benefit the Special Olympics Florida and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

On March 10, a group of Melbourne Police officers will be protecting and “serving” in an entirely different fashion when they bus tables, fill drinks and help carry food to customers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Charlie and Jake’s Bar-B-Que, 445 E. Eau Gallie Boulevard and in return, the officers are seeking donations, in the form of tips, to benefit Special Olympics Florida and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. (Charlie And Jakes images)

On March 10, a group of Melbourne Police officers will be protecting and “serving” in an entirely different fashion when they bus tables, fill drinks and help carry food to customers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Charlie and Jake’s Bar-B-Que, 445 E. Eau Gallie Boulevard and in return, the officers are seeking donations, in the form of tips, to benefit Special Olympics Florida and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. (Charlie And Jakes images)

The Torch Run is part of a year-round fundraising campaign by law enforcement agencies to benefit their local Special Olympics Program.

In addition to the donations made by diners, Charlie and Jake’s Bar-B-Que will contribue 10 percent of the proceeds earned during the event.

The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

This provides them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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