Clackamas County law-enforcement personnel will trade in their badges for gourmet burgers and aprons at Red Robin restaurants in Clackamas and Wilsonville as part of the national "Tip-A-Cop" event benefitting Special Olympics this Saturday, Oct. 12.
Law enforcement across the U.S. will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Participating Tip-a-Cop restaurants either match patron tips or donate a percentage of their tips to Special Olympics during the fundraiser.
Locally, Tip-A-Cop is happening at the Clackamas Red Robin (12530 SE 93rd Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015-9760) [ map ] or the Wilsonville Red Robin (8403 Main St., Wilsonville, OR 97070) [ map ].
Media outlets are invited to drop by for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes and representatives.
Red Robin has been supporting Special Olympics Programs across the country for the past eight years -- and has helped raise more than $2.5 million for Special Olympics.
ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON
Special Olympics Oregon serves the largest disability population in the state. Special Olympics Oregon provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Special Olympics Oregon is Training for Life.
"Tip-A-Cop" is part of the annual "Law Enforcement Torch Run" (LETR) campaign for Special Olympics. LETR -- which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop -- is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics; funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.
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