Tip-A-Cop raises more than $3K for Special Olympics

PALMDALE – Sheriff’s deputies, custody assistants, volunteers and explorers donned aprons and became “Celebrity Waiters” Saturday, collecting more than $3,000 in tips to support the Special Olympics of Southern California.

The annual Tip-A-Cop event took place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Red Robbin restaurant in the Antelope Valley Mall.

The day shift raised $1,286 in tips, and the PM shift raised $2,030 in tips to combine for a grand total of $3, 316, according to organizers.

Organizers said Saturday’s total was the most raised at a Red Robbin restaurant in several years, and deemed the event a success.

The proceeds will go to the Antelope Valley chapter of Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC), which provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Deputies, custody assistants, explorers and volunteers from Mira Loma Detention Center, the Antelope Valley Courthouse, and Palmdale Station participated in the event. For more information, visit www.sosc.org.