Archived News Release from 2006
For Immediate Release
Redwood City "Tip-A-Cop" Raises Funds for Special Olympics of Northern California
Redwood City, CA - April 25, 2006
- For many years, the members of the Redwood City Police Department have championed the efforts of the Special Olympics, which creates positive and enduring change in the lives of people with disabilities. Many police officers give of their own time and energy to work with these special athletes, their families, friends, coaches, volunteers, and all who cheer them on. The Special Olympics is a wonderful way to make a difference, and the Tip-A-Cop program is a great fundraiser for that organization.
On Wednesday, April 26, Applebee 's Restaurant, located at 1135 Veterans Boulevard, will feature Redwood City police officers actually waiting on tables from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with all of their tips going directly to the Special Olympics. Applebee’s and the Redwood City Police Department invite the community to enjoy a hearty meal in a fun, family atmosphere, and make a donation to the Special Olympics through a tip for the fine service that will be provided by Redwood City Police officers.
The Special Olympics is a grass-roots movement that provides year-round sports training and athlete competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities through more than 200 Programs in 150 countries around the world. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image. They grow mentally, socially and spiritually and, through their activities, exhibit boundless courage and enthusiasm, enjoy the rewards of friendship and ultimately discover not only new abilities and talents but "their voices" as well. The Special Olympics of Northern California program website is located at www.sonc.org
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Sergeant Steve Blanc
Redwood City Police Department