Blytheville first responders serve up help for Special Olympics

From Region 8 News at Six
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 10:30 PM CDT
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BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - Mississippi County first responders served their community in a tasty way.

On Monday, members of the Blytheville Police and Fire Departments and the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office participated in a “Tip the Hero” fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics at Pizza Inn.

Lawanda Davison’s daughter participated in the Special Olympics when she was a student.

“Police officers all over the state, all over the country, all over the world help to promote Special Olympics,” she said.

The first responders waited on tables in exchange for tips for the charity.

Davison said the relationship between officers and the Special Olympics has always been close.

“They support us by being there and giving the awards and high-fiving, and they’re there to watch over our kids,” she said.

For Davison, the support from first responders is special, but she also hopes that it inspires others.

“It’s important that everyone else understands and be inclusive,” she said.

Organizers said the event raised more than $700.