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Panzon's Restaurant to hold 20th annual fundraiser to benefit Special Olympians on April 24!
POSTED: 04/08/2016
 
For two decades now, the last Sunday in April has been the scheduled date for the annual fundraiser for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Rangers Special Olympics Team at Panzon's Mexican Restaurant in Lenexa, and everyone's invited to the 20th annual event on April 24!

This year's event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at Panzon's, located at 8710 Lackman Road, Lenexa.

For this event, the restaurant offers a taco dinner plate featuring three tacos, beans, rice, salsa and chips, and a soft drink for $10. Guacamole, cheese sauce, and alcoholic beverages are available for an additional charge. In addition, a number of items from local merchants will be raffled off during this time.

The restaurant is not normally open on Sundays and for this event, employees donate their time and Panzon’s donates the food and all proceeds to Special Olympics. District and restaurant officials estimate that since it started in 1997, this three-hour annual event has raised in the neighborhood of $200,000 for the local Special Olympics team.

Proceeds from this event allows more than 200 Special Olympics athletes an opportunity to compete in local, regional, state, and national competitions. Money raised through this event is used to offset the costs of tournament trips, participation fees, and equipment.

Dinner tickets can be purchased in advance from Special Populations Director Lindsey Minnick by calling (913) 831-3355, or are also available at the door on the day of the event. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog , browse first under fun for all and then under special events. Look for the keywords "special event."

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