Police and Texas Roadhouse Raise Money for Special Olympics
On Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Fishers Police Officers will once again trade in their guns and badges for aprons and serving trays. The Texas Roadhouse in Fishers has opened its doors to police officers in support of Special Olympics Indiana.
Fishers Police Officers will be participating in their 3rd Annual Indiana Tip-A-Cop fundraiser. Tip-A-Cop is an internationally successful fundraising event organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in which law enforcement officers volunteer their time as “celebrity waiters” in restaurants throughout Indiana. They receive “tips” to raise funds for Special Olympics Indiana.
The Torch Run Program began in 1981. In 1984, the International Association of Chiefs of Police endorsed the Special Olympics as its official charity through the torch run program. Today, all 50 states and more than 35 countries have Torch Run programs.
“Last year was a huge success. We raised $1871.00 for Special Olympics,” said Sergeant Mark Pappaioanou. “We are excited to participate in Tip-A-Cop and want to thank Texas Roadhouse for partnering with us again,” Sergeant Pappaioanou added.
Texas Roadhouse is located at 12950 Publishers Drive in Fishers. Officers will greet customers as they enter the restaurant. Other officers will shadow waiters and waitresses and assist where needed. All officers will be available to explain the fundraiser. An envelope will be left with each table allowing each customer to decide if they can help raise money for Special Olympics.
All monies raised during Tip-A-Cop at Texas Roadhouse will be donated to Special Olympics through the Law Enforcement Torch Run. If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Mark Pappaioanou at (317) 595-3300.