On average, the luncheon raises about $3,000 for Special Olympics Virginia events such as the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg Police Departments participate in each year.
2018 Hot Dog Luncheon
This year’s luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at the Public Safety Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will raise money from sales of hot dog meals, candy bars, desserts and Special Olympics hats and t-shirts.
Local businesses sponsor the event each year and donated the foods and supplies needed to make the meals.
This year's luncheon sponsors include Bojangle's, Centerplate, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili, First Bank & Trust Company, Food Lion, Hethwood Market, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Kroger, Long John Silvers, McCoy Funeral Home, Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley, PK's Bar & Grill, Virginia Tech Services Inc., and Walmart. Volunteers supply additional baked goods for sale and help distribute food at the event.