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More tea? Cops wait tables in Rock Hill to raise money for Special Olympics

Police bus tables at Fatz Cafe to raise money for Special Olympics

Rock Hill Police officers spent Thursday and Friday busing tables and serving drinks to customers at Fatz Cafe on Herlong Avenue. They were raising money for Special Olympics.
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Rock Hill Police officers spent Thursday and Friday busing tables and serving drinks to customers at Fatz Cafe on Herlong Avenue. They were raising money for Special Olympics.

The hungry looked up Friday at lunch at Fatz Cafe in Rock Hill to find the cops stalking the dining room, but there was no crime. Police officers armed with smiles — but still with their badges on their belts and cuffs tucked at the back — bussed tables and served drinks to raise money for Special Olympics.

Rock Hill Police Department officers and York County Sheriff’s Office deputies teamed up to work the doors, clean the plates, and pour the tea for a good cause. Friday’s lunch rush was slammed, and the police hung in there in hustling back and forth from kitchen to dining room as they did at dinner Thursday night in the two-day “Calabash and Cops” fundraiser.

Police use their annual cops on the roof and doughnut eating contest fundraiser at Krispy Kreme, and waiting tables at Fatz, to help raise the money Special Olympics needs to put on the annual games in Rock Hill, and travel to state and other meets.

Area police, firefighters and emergency responders have raised more than $21,000 this year.

To help, visit www.so-sc.org, call 803-329-7205; or email phil.tripp@cityofrockhill.com.

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