The goal of the 2016 Red Robin “Tip-A-Cop” event is to raise more than $100,000!
“Tip-A-Cop” is an official Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign fundraising 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.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 11:00AM-3:00PM and 4:00PM-8:00PM.
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, Issauah, 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 the communities in which we serve 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, we hope to exceed $100,000.
Special Olympics Washington provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. By participating in sports, physical fitness and healthcare education programs, Special Olympics Washington athletes increase self-confidence and social skills, improve physical and motor skills, and have better success in leading more productive and independent lives. It is events like “Tip-A-Cop” that help us provide these programs at no cost to the athletes or their families.