Broward County Sheriff's Office and Duffy’s Sports Grill Deliver Lunch
Carey Codd/Sr. PIO, Broward County Sheriff's Office
On November 5, Broward County
deputies took a handoff of food from Duffy’s Sports Grill in Deerfield
Beach -– burgers, fries, wings, mozzarella sticks & soft pretzels -–
to feed the hungry athletes.
The delivery touched down at The
Gallagher Group home in Oakland Park just in time for lunchtime. Many
residents of the home are Special Olympics Florida athletes. It was a big score for all involved.
and their caregivers showed their appreciation for with
handwritten signs and rounds of applause. “Thank you, BSO,” said Luis, one of the athletes.
BSO, activities like the food delivery showcase a long-standing
commitment to and partnership with the Special Olympics. It’s a small
effort that produces a big payoff. “We don’t just answer 911 calls,” said BSO Lieutenant Steve Feeley. “It’s about being there for the community.”
Officials with the Special Olympics said these events show their athletes how much the community cares about them. “We
are so grateful to our friends at Duffy’s and the Broward Sheriff’s
Office” said Special Olympics Florida President and CEO Sherry Wheelock.
“These are especially challenging times for our athletes and anyone
with intellectual disabilities. A visit like this can really brighten
their day. It’s a wonderful gesture.”