Lincoln County Law Enforcement Agencies are teaming up with Izzy’s in Newport to raise money for Lincoln County Special Olympics. On November 7, 2017, from 4 pm – 9 pm , Law Enforcement personnel from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department, Toledo Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department and the Oregon State Police will become “celebrity servers,” and assist in serving, bussing, greeting and talking to diners about Special Olympics.
Special Olympics Athletes from Lincoln County will join Law Enforcement representatives at Izzy’s to raise money for athletes participating in Lincoln County. The “tips” the officers receive will go directly to support the athletes of Lincoln County with their training, uniforms and travel to competitions. The public is encouraged to come down and support the cause, while enjoying a great meal, and great service. Izzy’s is located at 5251 Oregon Coast Hwy in Newport.
Founded in 1972, Special Olympics Oregon is a year-round program offering 15 different Olympic-style sports to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Throughout the state of Oregon, over 14,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics. Through Special Olympics, people with intellectual disabilities are given the opportunity to focus on what they can do, rather than what they cannot do. In sport, athletes gain self-confidence, social competency and other enhanced skills, both physical and social. Visit www.soor.org for more information on Special Olympics Oregon.