Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign fundraiser for Special Olympics North Carolina
“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 North Carolina.
Tip-A-Cop Event: Saturday, October 13 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wilmington, 905 International Drive Wilmington (910)256-2677
Durham, 5313 New Hope Commons Ext. Durham (919)419-4980
Alexander Place, 7860 Alexander Promenade Place Raleigh (919)957-2880
Harris Blvd., 8304 Kenbrooke Drive Charlotte (704)971-2060
Toringdon, 3415 Toringdon Way Charlotte (704)541-3233
Cary, 2260 Walnut St. Cary (919)854-5415
Cross Creek Mall, 502 Cross Creek Mall Fayetteville (910)864-4550
Greensboro, 1507 Highwoods Blvd. Greensboro (336)292-6848
Northlake Mall, 8425 Northlake Commons Blvd. Charlotte (704)494-4660
Apex, 1431 Beaver Creek Commons Dr. Apex (919)363-8599
Mooresville, 613 River Highway Mooresville (704)799-4462
Wake Forest, 11420 Capital Blvd. Wake Forest (919)562-0276
Alamance Crossing, 3110 Waltham Blvd. Burlington (336)585-4690
Jacksonville, 375 Western Blvd, Suite H3 Jacksonville (910)353-5184
- Law enforcement personnel act as “Celebrity Waiters” along with Red Robin wait staff and interact with restaurant guests.
- Tip-A-Cop generates tremendous community goodwill and public awareness for Law Enforcement and Special Olympics. Tip-A-Cop is a ‘no risk’, easy and fun way to raise money for Special Olympics athletes in your community!
- The national goal of the 2012 Red Robin “Tip-A-Cop” event is to raise more than $1 million from all participating national Torch Run programs to benefit Special Olympics Programs.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Special Olympics North Carolina provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 38,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. By participating in sports, physical fitness and healthcare education programs, Special Olympics North Carolina 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. SONC offers Olympic-type competition in 19 sports on local and state levels. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on http://twitter.com/sonc_beafan; http://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsNC and http://www.youtube.com/BeAFanSONC.
About North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run
The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Runis a year-long effort to raise funds for Special Olympics North Carolina. Officers run a 16-day relay passing the Flame of Hope across the state. The relay culminates in the lighting of the cauldron to begin the SONC Summer Games. The Torch Run has raised more than $14 million for SONC since the late 1980’s. Special Olympics North Carolina provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 38,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics North Carolina is one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is officially endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association, the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the National Association of School Resource Officers, the NC Association of School Resource Officers, the NC Department of Justice and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.