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Originally published: 2013-03-13 17:10:48
Last modified: 2013-03-13 17:10:48

Boone PD, App football and Chick-fil-A team up to raise funds for Special Olympics

The Boone Police Department is teaming up with Appalachian State Football and Chick-fil-A to raise money for the North Carolina Special Olympics. From 5 to 9 p.m. on March 21. Coach Scott Satterfield and ASU football players will be on hand, along with Boone Police Officers and some of Watauga County's special athletes, who will compete in the state games in May. 
Since 1987 law enforcement officers across the state have worked to raise money for Special Olympics, and last year raised over $1 million through T-shirt sales, corporate donations and various fundraisers. The money raised provides opportunity for those with intellectual disabilities to receive year-round training activities and it funds the costs of the annual games.  "We are hopeful that the community will come out to support these very special athletes. Having attended these games in the past I can tell you that there are few things that I have been a part of that have been so meaningful. If anyone cannot be a part of this event, but would like to contribute, T-shirts are available and personal or corporate tax deductible donations will be accepted at the Boone Police Department during regular business hours," Captain Andy Le Beau, Boone Police said. 
"It is a privilege for us as coaches and student-athletes to have the opportunity to give back to the community that supports us year-round and the Special Olympics is one of our favorite organizations to be involved with. We're proud to partner with the Boone Police Department to raise awareness and support for these very special athletes and are looking forward to spending some time with the High Country community on March 21," Coach Satterfield said.
Chick-fil-A will be giving an Original Chick-fil-a sandwich to each person who purchases a Special Olympics T-shirt. Two T-shirt options are available: the cotton shirt is available for a $13 donation and a technical material version is available for a $20 donation.