On Saturday, October 12, 2013, HCSO deputies will be participating in the Red Robin Tip-A-Cop event at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers at Citrus Park Mall and Brandon Town Center to help raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. Deputies and Special Olympics athletes will be there for lunch, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and dinner from 4:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. At last year’s Tip-A-Cop event, deputis raised almost $3,500.00 and were the highest grossing Tip-A-Cop in Florida for the second year in a row. This year, with deputies participating at two Red Robin locations, we hope to double last year’s amount raised!
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.
Special Olympics Florida
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.
Cops Trade-in Handcuffs for Aprons and Gourmet Burgers
October 12, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 7982 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, Florida
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 450 Brandon Town Center, Brandon, Florida