Law Enforcement Raised $13,962 to Benefit Special Olympics Indiana







Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Local Law Enforcement Officers from around Indiana participated in the annual Tip-A-Cop Day that raised $13,962. The grand total is expected to rise to more than $15,000 as two restaurants have yet to report their totals.

Who: Special Olympics Indiana (SOIN), local Law Enforcement Torch Run officers, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (Red Robin International, Inc.), Plainfield Police Department, Porter County Sheriff’s Office, Schererville Police Department and multiple Indiana State Police Districts

What: Local law enforcement traded in their handcuffs and badges for gourmet burgers and aprons at Red Robin® restaurants in Indiana as part of the national Tip-A-Cop event benefitting Special Olympics. Law enforcement across the U.S. helped collect tips and serve Red Robin restaurant guests from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: All ten Indiana Red Robin® restaurants. Special Olympics Indiana was excited to have the Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, Douglas G. Carter participate at the Clay Terrace location. (SEE ATTACHED PHOTO OF SUPERINTENDENT CARTER AND GUESTS)
(Locations: Carmel, Carmel-Clay Terrace, Fort Wayne, Noblesville, Plainfield, Evansville, Mishawaka, Valparaiso, Schererville, Merrillville-Hobart)

Event Day Results: Officers raised a grand total of $13,962 across the state in one day. The grand total is expected to rise to more than $15,000 as two restaurants have yet to report their totals.

Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 11,000 athletes across Indiana. Special Olympics Indiana is part of the international network of accredited Special Olympics Programs that reaches nearly 4 million athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide.

Tip-A-Cop® is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop®, is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

Duchess Adjei, PR & Marketing
Special Olympics Indiana

Stephanie Stewart, Community Partnerships (LETR)
Special Olympics Indiana