Thursday tips aid Special Olympics

From 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, local high school and college student athletes will join Special Olympics athletes to greet guests, bus tables and serve food and beverages at Applebee’s restaurants across the Mohawk Valley.

Customers will be able to tip the athletes to benefit the more than 51,000 Special Olympics athletes across the state. The fundraiser is part of the company’s Athletes and Applebee’s night in Applebee’s restaurants in Rome at 1794 Black River Blvd., New Hartford at 4755 Commercial Drive and Herkimer at 630 W. State St.