Entertainment Editor

Families, friends, local communities and Special Olympics athletes, coaches and volunteers are all encouraged to “get their guac on” this October in support of a Chipotle fundraising event. 

On Sunday, Oct. 7, from store open to close, 33 percent of every fundraiser sale will do directly to Special Olympics Florida — an organization dedicated to empowering those with intellectual disabilities through sports. 

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Chipotle guests wanting to support the fundraiser should tell the cashier about supporting Special Olympics Florida when purchasing their lunch or dinner. Participants also can download the official fundraising flyer from the Special Olympics Florida website and bring it to the restaurant. 

“We are grateful and honored that Chipotle Mexican Grill has created this opportunity to help support our worthy cause,” said President & CEO of Special Olympics Florida Sherry Wheelock. “Special Olympics is the leading voice in raising awareness about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities and we are proud to work with Chipotle to share our mission and boost community involvement.” 

Area law enforcement and their friends and families are also taking part, as this fundraising event is also in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of The Law Enforcement Torch Run. Every year, more than 360 different agencies traverse Florida in a relay of simultaneous routes throughout the state, covering countless miles as the Flame of Hope is carried and unites families, friends, volunteers, coaches and patrons together in celebration of sports and Special Olympic athletes.