It’s the Special Olympics!
Pictured are Highland Park’s Sergeant Lance Koppa, Dannielle Rankin and Sonny Paletti of Jersey Mike’s, along with Dallas Police Officer Margarita Argumedo.
Jersey Mike’s Subs and the owners of the Lovers Lane location selected Special Olympics Texas as a recipient to their fundraising efforts. They raise funds for multiple organizations and wanted to build a relationship with Special Olympics.
Dannielle Rankin, Jersey Mike’s Subs Regional Marketing Manager, is familiar with law enforcement’s relationship with Special Olympics. Her experiences with the Law Enforcement Torch Run helped her select the Special Olympics as their recipient.
The owner of the Lover’s Lane location, Sonny Paletti, offered to use their restaurant as a starting point. To raise money, cards were printed and handed out by Jersey Mike’s Subs which allowed customers to get a free regular sub with just a minimum donation of $2 dollars.
The three-way partnership included Jersey Mike’s Subs, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (which include Dallas and Highland Park Police Departments), and Special Olympics Texas.
Special Olympics Texas currently provides sports opportunities to over 51,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. More information about Special Olympics Texas may be found at: http://www.sotx.org/about/. We are so proud to collaborate with everyone to raise funds and awareness for an organization that is close and dear to our hearts.