'Tip a Cop' Saturday in Bend to help Special Olympics

Red Robin restaurants in Bend, statewide take part

BEND, Ore. - Oregon’s Red Robin restaurants are partnering with law enforcement officers across Oregon to raise support and awareness for Special Olympics Oregon. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., local law enforcement will collect donations from Red Robin guests to benefit local Special Olympics programs. All donations collected during Tip-A-Cop will support Special Olympics Oregon and its 13,000 statewide participants.

The Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Sunriver Police Department, Redmond Police Department, Black Butte Ranch Police Department and Warm Springs Tribal Police will be at Red Robin in the Old Mill District (625 SW Powerhouse Drive) between 11:00am and 8:00pm waiting tables for tips. All proceeds go to Special Olympics Oregon to help the athletes achieve their goals.

Special Olympics shares many of the same values as Red Robin and Red Robin is honored to support this worthy cause across the country. Over the past ten years, more than $3.5 million dollars have been raised to support Special Olympics nationally, and statewide nearly $500,000 has been raised.

Tip-a-Cop events are facilitated by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), an association of officers across Oregon who volunteer their time to serve Special Olympics Oregon athletes and generate funds to support their endeavors. The following law enforcement agencies are participating in the October 22 Red Robin Tip-a-Cop

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