Cops Trade-In Handcuffs for Gourmet Burgers for The Day


Red Robin gourmet burgers and local law enforcement officers raise funds to benefit Special Olympics of Oregon on October 13.


Who: Special Olympics Oregon, Bend Police Department, Sunriver Police Department, Deschutes County Parole & Probation, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin)

What: Local law enforcement will trade in their handcuffs and badges for gourmet burgers and aprons at Red Robin® restaurants in Oregon as part of the national Tip-A-Cop event benefitting Special Olympics. Law enforcement in 39 states will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests from 11am-3pm and 4-8pm.

When: Oct. 13, 2012

Where: All Oregon City-area Red Robin® restaurants. We encourage City media to visit one of the local Red Robin restaurants for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes and representatives.

Why: 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. (…more than 200 million people worldwide have an intellectual disability….). 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.

CONTACT: Jamie Winter SO PR Contact                        Local Contact: Officer Kecia Weaver

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Special Olympics State     Bend, Police Department.

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