Victoria police officers will work a 5 to 9 p.m. shift Thursday at Texas Roadhouse, 4908 N. Navarro St., to support Special Olympics Texas athletes in the Victoria area. Special Olympics Texas is a privately funded nonprofit organization that uses sports to encourage and empower people with intellectual disabilities.

The Victoria Advocate reports the event is hosted by Law Enforcement Torch Run, a grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness group that's raised more than $11 million since 1985 for the Special Olympics in Texas.