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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews hosts annual 'Tip-A-Cop' fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics


Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:05 pm
Law enforcement members to wait tables at participating Red Robin restaurants
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants will go blue as law enforcement members "serve" guests in a different way to support Special Olympics New York.
Red Robin's 12th annual "Tip-A-Cop" event will take place from 5-9 p.m. tonight at 4080 Maple Road in Amherst and 3460 Amelia Drive in Orchard Park. This fundraiser is part of a larger effort to support Special Olympics programs in local communities, with more than 390 restaurants in 40 states and British Columbia, Canada participating.
Law enforcement members will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin's wait staff to raise funds, and all donations will benefit Special Olympics New York.
"For 12 years, Red Robin has partnered with Special Olympics and we are proud to have raised more than $4.8 million through the 'Tip-A-Cop' program," said Jonathan Muhtar, Red Robin's senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "This program brings communities together at our restaurants in support of Special Olympics' mission, and we look forward to our funds continuing to support their year-round sports, training and athletic competitions in communities across the U.S."
"Tip-A-Cop" is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign in support of Special Olympics. LETR is supported by more than 100,000 law enforcement members worldwide who help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. As the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, LETR funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.
"The law enforcement community and Special Olympics have a long-standing and significant relationship," Las Vegas Municipal Court Marshal Lt. Robert Woolsey said. "For the last 12 years, our law enforcement community has worked with Red Robin to host 'Tip-A-Cop' to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics and their mission of inclusion. The annual event is the largest grass-root fundraiser for Special Olympics as result of the support from each community."
For a complete list of upcoming "Tip-A-Cop" events at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants, visit www.redrobin.com/specialolympics. To learn more about Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, or to find a restaurant location near you, visit www.redrobin.com.

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