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Local law enforcement will trade in their handcuffs and badges for aprons and gourmet burgers at Red Robin restaurants in Florida as part of the national "Tip-A-Cop" event benefiting Special Olympics.
Saturday, March 26. 2011, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and again 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Red Robin Restaurant, 7982 Citrus Park Town Center in Tampa, for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes and representatives.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, the Hillsborogh County Sheriff's Office and the Tampa Police Department Raise Funds To Benefit Special Olympics Florida
Law enforcement in 35 states will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m. In addition, Red Robin will donate 50 cents from every gourmet burger and Coke product sold* from Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 to Special Olympics, Inc.
Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) campaign.
LETR, which includes a statewide series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop , is made possible by more than 5,000 Florida law enforcement officers who help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics Florida. Globally, the LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics.
Supporting 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 six years and has helped raise more than $1.5 million for Special Olympics.
Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition to 15,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athlete or their caregiver, as a means to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem, socialization skills, and the life skills necessary to be a productive, respected and contributing members of their communities.
For further information, please call the two listed contacts:
Deputy Chris DePolis
Community Outreach Division
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Special Olympics Florida