News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: October 17, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Clackamas County law-enforcement personnel will trade their badges for aprons at the Red Robin restaurants in Clackamas and Wilsonville as part of a special "Tip-A-Cop" event benefiting Special Olympics this Saturday, Oct. 22.
Deputies and police officers will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, at two Red Robin locations:
- Red Robin (Clackamas) (12530 SE 93rd Street, Clackamas, OR 97015; 503-659-1048)
- Red Robin (Wilsonville) (8403 Main St., Wilsonville, OR 97070; 503-682-0175)
All tips given to law enforcement will be donated to Special Olympics during the Red Robin fundraiser.
"Support for this program in years past has helped build Special Olympics athletes' self-confidence and social skills, improved their physical and motor skills, and provided better success for them to lead much more productive and independent lives," said CCSO Detective Chad Keyser. "Clackamas County has been in the top three agencies in the state for the past six years with donations raised for this event."
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 linked above 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.
In Oregon, more than 1,500 law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county, and local agencies participate in the year-round Torch Run campaign. All 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries also participate.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office