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Police and Deputies Wait Tables for Annual Tip-a-Cop Event

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KENNEWICK, WA - Law Enforcement officers across Washington State will wait tables on Saturday, October 12th to raise money for the Special Olympics Washington. 

As part of the annual Tip-a-Cop event, officers will take your order at the Red Robin Restaurants in Kennewick and Yakima. The event runs 11 o'clock in the morning until 8 o'clock at night.

The goal of the 2013 Red Robin "Tip-A-Cop" event is to raise more than $150,000 statewide.

"Tip-A-Cop" is an official Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign fundraising event. Law enforcement officers and department personnel volunteer their time as "Celebrity Waiters" to collect tips at Red Robin Restaurants to support Special Olympics Washington. Law enforcement personnel act as "Celebrity Waiters" along with Red Robin wait staff and interact with restaurant patrons.

Tip-A-Cop generates tremendous community goodwill and public awareness for Law Enforcement and Special Olympics.  Officers say Tip-A-Cop is a 'no risk', easy and fun way to raise money for Special Olympics athletes in your community.

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.

Directors say it's events like "Tip-A-Cop" that provide these programs at no cost to the athletes or their families.