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Tip-A-Cop fund raisers set for Monroe & Everett
October 20, 2016
This report was first published Oct. 20 in the Chronicle's Breaking News Column
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(MONROE, WA.) -- It's that time of year again where you get to mix eating some tasty food and donating to a worthy cause at the same time.
It's a nice twofer. Put it on your weekend to do list.
Tip-A-Cop fund raisers to benefit Washington Special Olympics are being held in various locations at all 40 Red Robin restaurants around the state (see below) this Sat. October 22nd.
Two of them are being held in Monroe and Everett, respectively.
The annual Monroe Police Tip-A-Cop gig features you, a hungry eater, being served by Monroe Police officers and 100% of their tips will be donated to Special Olympics.
This year's event is from 11:00am - 3:00pm and 4:00pm - 8:00pm at the Red Robin restaurant located at 14797 North Kelsey Street. Dig deep bro. No time to be a cheapskate. Come with a big wad of bills in your jeans.
Tip-A-Cop in Everett
The Everett Tip-A-Cop event also takes place on Saturday (same hours as Monroe 11:00am-3:00pm and 4:00pm-8:00pm) at the Red Robin at 305 SE Everett Mall Way. As above, dig deep bro. Be a man (or woman). Stand up proud and show that long green at the scene.
Special Olympics was founded in 1968 and today has more than one million participants in the United States and 156 countries.
The main objective of Special Olympics is to provide a year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, or a closely related developmental disability.
Special Olympics’ vision is to change the world’s perception of the developmentally disabled and their role in society.
The big picture as seen from 20,000 feet
“Tip-A-Cop” is an official Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign fund raising event in which law enforcement officers and department personnel volunteer their time as “Celebrity Waiters” to collect tips at Red Robin Restaurants in support of Special Olympics Washington.
When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
All 40 Red Robin restaurants statewide with location sites in Alderwood, Auburn Outlet Collection, Battleground, Bellevue Square, Bellingham, Bothell, Bonney Lake, Covington, Des Moines, Everett, Factoria Mall, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kennewick, Kent, Lacey, Lakewood Towne Center, Mill Plain, Monroe, Northgate, Olympia, Pier 55, Puyallup, Redmond, Redmond Town Center, Renton, Silverdale, Skagit Valley, Smokey Point, Southcenter, South Puyallup, Spokane, Spokane Downtown, Spokane Valley, Tacoma, Vancouver, Vancouver Mall, Wenatchee, Woodinville, and Yakima are participating.
Changing the world is a contact sport—and Special Olympics is an everyday opportunity to make a difference. In Washington, over 14,500 athletes are empowered to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life. Yet for every champion, there are another 13 who are waiting for the chance to win.
Together, we can make an even bigger impact in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families, and their communities by supporting the “Tip-A-Cop” effort to raise funds and spirits for those in need.
Financial gifts will not only bring greater training and competition opportunities to Washington, but also health and hope. In 2015, volunteers in Washington collected over $90,000 to benefit their local programs and this year the goal is to exceed $100,000.