News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016,
Deputies don aprons for Special Olympics during
Thursday's 'Tip-A-Cop' event at Clackamas Claim Jumper
law-enforcement personnel will trade their badges for aprons at the Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon
in Clackamas as part of a special "Tip-A-Cop"
event benefiting Special Olympics
this Thursday, April 21.
Deputies and police officers will collect tips and help serve restaurant guests from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The Clackamas Claim Jumper is located at 9085 SE Sunnyside Rd., Clackamas, OR 97015. [ map ]
Participating Tip-a-Cop restaurants either match patron tips or donate a percentage of their tips to Special Olympics during the fundraiser.
Media outlets are invited to drop by for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes and representatives.
A flyer for the event is attached in PDF and JPEG formats.
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.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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