Local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes will serve lunch Monday at Texas Roadhouse, and the best part is it’s free in hopeful exchange for donations to benefit more than 1,500 local athletes.

This is the fourth Guardians of the Flame lunch served at Texas Roadhouse in Mount Pleasant. In 2015, the Guardians lunch raised $5,200.

Here’s how it works: police officers from throughout Racine County partner with Special Olympics athletes to serve guests a lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, fries, applesauce and a soda. Instead of paying for their meal, diners are asked to tip instead. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Southeast Wisconsin.

But, if sitting down for lunch isn’t an option, guests have the option of calling ahead and picking up their lunch or having it delivered to them.

“Fundraisers like this ensure that Special Olympics Wisconsin can continue to provide programming in sports, health, education, and community building,” Mount Pleasant police Sgt. Eric Relich wrote in a press release.

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