Tip-A-Cop raises more than $94,000 for Special Olympics athletes

my newsPolice officers across the nation, including Lynnwood, took “protect and serve” to a whole new meaning on Thursday, April 9 raising more than $94,000 at select Claim Jumper Restaurants during its annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser.

Funds raised benefited Special Olympics athletes who train year-round in a variety of sports.

Law enforcement officers traded in their badges and handcuffs to tie on aprons and serve diners at Claim Jumper restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. All tips received during the event were tax-deductible and donated to local Special Olympics organizations who support sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Tip-A-Cop events are part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, which is one of the largest fundraising arms of Special Olympics. In 2014, Claim Jumper Tip-A-Cop participants raised more than $77,000 for athletes nationwide.

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