News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Clackamas County law-enforcement personnel will trade their badges for aprons at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Clackamas as part of a special "Tip-A-Cop" event benefiting Special Olympics on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Deputies and police officers will collect tips and help serve restaurant guests from 5 p.m. to close. The Clackamas Old Spaghetti Factory is located at 12725 SE 93rd Ave., 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.
This is the first statewide "Tip-A-Cop" effort in partnership with the Old Spaghetti Factory. Deputies and officers will be collecting tips from 5 p.m. to close on Aug. 16 at all Spaghetti Factory locations in Oregon -- Portland's South Waterfront, Clackamas, Corvallis, Sherwood, and Tanasbourne.
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.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office