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Posted on: November 3, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Trading in patrol cars for aprons for "Tip-A-Cop at Red Robin" results in for Special Olympics

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Eugene and Springfield Police Officers raised $4,824.74 in tips to benefit Special Olympics Oregon during the October 24 Tip-A-Cop event.

Local law enforcement traded in their patrol cars for aprons at Red Robin restaurants in Oregon as part of the national Tip-A-Cop event benefitting Special Olympics Oregon athletes. Law enforcement across the U.S. collects tips and helps serve Red Robin restaurant guests during a special event at the restaurant.

Tip-A-Cop supports local and national causes, like Special Olympics, that promote the health and welfare of families and citizens in local communities is an important part of the Red Robin culture. Red Robin has been supporting Special Olympics Programs across the country for the past eight years and has helped raise more than $2.5 million for Special Olympics. This year in Oregon, Red Robin and law enforcement agencies raised a total of $54,858.50 at 19 events.


Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) campaign. 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 through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

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