Landis Police fundraiser to help Special Olympics

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 21, 2011

By Shavonne Potts
LANDIS ó Landis Police are raising money to benefit athletes for the Special Olympics of North Carolina.
The department is selling $1 raffle tickets for the chance to win a shotgun.
The gun, a Mossberg 20-gauge pump shotgun, was provided by Daveís Gunsmithing located on U.S. 29 in China Grove.
The money raised helps athletes participate in the Special Olympics without worrying about paying for uniforms, meals or housing.
In previous years, the police department has held a golf tournament to raise funds for Special Olympics.
The department raised about $16,000 at the close of a tournament earlier this year.
You can buy tickets at the Landis Police Department, 136 N. Central Avenue.
Ticket holders do not have to be present for the Dec. 19 drawing.
Next Saturday, Oct. 29, the department will sell baked goods and T-shirts at the ěGot Drugs?î medicine drop, which will also benefit Special Olympics.
The medicine drop is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kingís Quick Stop convenience store at 100 W. Ryder Ave., Landis.
Last year, through special events the North Carolina Special Olympics raised more than $1 million. North Carolina held its first Games in 1970 in Burlington with 400 athletes competing. Today, the organization serves more than 38,000 athletes.
For more information, contact the department at 704-857-2129.