On Thursday, June 14th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., local law enforcement officers and department personnel will trade in their handcuffs and badges for aprons and menus to earn tips at all Oregon Applebee?s Restaurants for Special Olympics Oregon.
During the event, law enforcement personnel will act as ?Celebrity Waiters? collecting tips from restaurant guests. The goal of this year?s ?Tip-A-Cop? fundraising event is $25,000.
?Tip-A-Cop? is an official Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) fundraising event. The Oregon LETR Campaign is a series of special events and torch relay runs organized by off duty law enforcement representatives to raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for local Special Olympics athletes.
Over 1,000 individuals including, chiefs, sheriffs, officers, sheriffs, deputies, agents and other law enforcement personnel from virtually every branch of federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement, representing over 80 different agencies participate.
?On behalf of Special Olympics Oregon, we would like to thank local law enforcement and Applebee?s for their great support,? said Margie Hunt, CEO of Special Olympics Oregon. ?Efforts like these make it possible for us to continue to provide our athletes with high-quality sports training programs and competition at no cost to them or their families.?
This year?s ?Tip-A-Cop? event will take place at 21 Applebee?s locations in Oregon. To find the location nearest to you, visit www.applebees.com. For more information on the ?Tip-A-Cop? event please visit the Special Olympics Oregon website at www.soor.org.