LA PLATA, Md. (May 01, 2008)—The Charles County Sheriffs Office and the Red Lobster restaurant in Waldorf raised $7,385 for Special Olympics Maryland as part of the annual Cops and Lobsters fund-raiser held April 25 and 26.
Volunteers from the Sheriffs Office served food and drinks, cleaned tables and shared information about Special Olympics with restaurant guests. Citizens offered the volunteers $6,000 in tips, which will all be donated to support Special Olympics athletes.
Another $1,385 was raised by selling T-shirts and hats for the upcoming Torch Run, a series of relays which carry the Flame of Hope across Maryland and converge at the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Summer Games.
I want to thank all the citizens who joined us for Cops and Lobsters and helped us raise such a significant amount of money for the athletes of Special Olympics, said Sheriff Rex Coffey. I am grateful to Red Lobster, which has participated in this fund-raiser with us for about a decade, and I am also very proud of the men and women of the Sheriffs Office who donated their time to support such a worthy cause. Charles County is clearly a generous community.