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Posted on: April 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Grab a bit to eat, tip a cop and help Special Olympics athletes

Texas Roadhouse and Local Law Enforcement Officers from Eugene and Springfield will serve up your gourmet burger just the way you like it to raise funds to Benefit Special Olympics Oregon. 100 percent of the tips will go to Special Olympics.

Who: Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR), Eugene and Springfield Police, and Texas Roadhouse

What: Local law enforcement will trade in their patrol cars for aprons at Texas Roadhouse in Eugene at Valley River Center, as part of the national Tip-A-Cop event benefitting Special Olympics. Law enforcement across the U.S. will be collecting tips and helping serve restaurant guests to benefit Special Olympics programming.

When: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Saturday, October 21

Where: Texas Roadhouse, Valley River Center, Eugene. We encourage Eugene/Springfield media to visit the event for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes and representatives.

Why: Supporting local and national causes, like Special Olympics, that promote the health and welfare of families and people in local communities is an important part of the Texas Roadhouse culture.

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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