From: Virginia Tech Police Department

All members of the Virginia Tech community are invited to attend the Virginia Tech Police Department's annual hot dog luncheon on Tuesday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, which will be held at the Public Safety Building at 330 Sterrett Drive, will benefit Special Olympics Virginia.

On average, the luncheon raises about $3,000 for Special Olympics Virginia events such as the annual Special Olympics Basketball Tournament at Cassell Coliseum.

The Virginia Tech Police Department will be running a portion of the 2022 Torch Run for Special Olympics on Wednesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. from the Virginia Tech Public Safety Building. The 2022 torch run T-shirts may be purchased online at by joining the Virginia Tech Police Department Team.   

Each $5 meal includes two hot dogs, chips, dessert, and a drink. Additional items may also be purchased separately.

Volunteers from across the university donate the individually wrapped baked goods to complete the meals. During the event, volunteers also help roll, bun, and wrap the hot dogs as they are made.

This is one of several events Virginia Tech Police hosts each year to raise funds for charitable causes. The department also sells candy bars throughout the year to benefit Special Olympics Virginia. 

Individuals with questions, or those interested in volunteering at this year’s fundraiser, should contact Officer John Tarter.


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