PALMDALE – More than 30 deputy sheriffs, explorers and volunteers joined efforts with the Antelope Valley chapter of Special Olympics for a fundraiser Oct. 22 at the Red Robin restaurant in Palmdale.
The “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser brought in more than $2,400 in just four hours, according to organizers.
The purpose of “Tip-A-Cop” is to raise money to provide year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. By participating in sports, physical fitness and healthcare education programs, Special Olympics athletes improve their physical and social skills and have better success in leading more productive and independent lives.
The “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser involves officers and department personnel volunteering their time as waiters to collect tips at Red Robin restaurants.
Proceeds raised from the local event go to the Antelope Valley chapter of Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC).
For more information on how you can support the Antelope Valley chapter of Special Olympics Southern California, visit www.sosc.org.