Eatery anniversary

Fundraiser to benefit law enforcement, officer who was shot

Tiffin’s Buffalo Wild Wings is celebrating its one-year anniversary and supporting local law enforcement officers.

The restaurant, located at 100 Shaffer Park Drive, is donating 15 percent of sales, excluding alcohol and tax, 4-9 p.m. June 4 to Harold J. Fraley Sr. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 128.

The FOP lodge, which is a social group for local law enforcement officers that supports community projects, is to receive half of the proceeds.

The other half is to support Deputy Luke Cantu of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, who was shot in the shoulder during an incident on Tecumseh Trail May 9. He was released from Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center a week ago today.

Officer Brent Riley of Tiffin Police Department, who serves as the FOP president, said his goal is to use the FOP’s portion of the proceeds to help toward Shop With a Cop, a scholarship fund and sports teams sponsorships.

Daniel Wood, manager of Buffalo Wild Wings, said the idea for the fundraiser originated from one of the restaurant’s bartenders, and he thought it was “awesome.” He said he thinks it is good to give back to the officers any chance people can.

“We had other ideas on the table. … (This idea) wasn’t even a question,” he said.

The event is to include a three-point shooting contest outside, weather permitting, and music.