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Police Trade in Handcuffs for Aprons and Gourmet Burgers in Roseburg
04/14/2010
Sergeant Dave Randall
Oregon State Police – Roseburg
Office: (541) 440-3334

Red Robin and Law Enforcement Officers Raise Funds to Benefit Special Olympics Oregon
 
Who:
Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR), local Law Enforcement agencies, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin)
 
What:
Douglas County-area law enforcement will trade in their handcuffs and badges for aprons and gourmet burgers at Red Robin® restaurants in Oregon and across the country as part of the national Tip-A-Cop event with Special Olympics. During the event, law enforcement will collect special tips from restaurant guests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 4-8 p.m. to benefit Special Olympics Oregon.
 
When:
Saturday, April 17, 2010
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
 
Where:
All 17 Oregon Red Robin® restaurants including the Roseburg-area location at 2200 NW Stewart Parkway.
 
Participating area law enforcement agencies: Oregon State Police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Police Department, Sutherlin Police Department, Winston Police Department, and Myrtle Creek Police Department.
 
Why:
Supporting local and national causes like Special Olympics that promote the health and welfare of families and citizens in local communities is an important part of the Red Robin culture. Red Robin has been supporting Special Olympics Programs across the country for more than six years.
 
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, and demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.
 
Tip-A-Cop® is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop®, is presented by more than 85,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.