Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Local Law Enforcement Officers Raise Funds to Benefit Special Olympics North Carolina


Who:      Special Olympics State North Carolina, local Law Enforcement agencies, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (Red Robin International, Inc.)


What:     Local law enforcement will trade in their handcuffs and badges for gourmet burgers and aprons at Red Robin® restaurants in North Carolina as part of the national Tip-A-Cop event benefitting

  Special Olympics. Law enforcement across the U.S. will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m.


When:   Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.


Where:  The following North Carolina Red Robin® restaurants are participating in this event:

            1431 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex   (Apex Police Department & Wake County Sheriff’s Office)

3110 Waltham Blvd.Burlington   (Burlington Police Department)

2260 Walnut St.Cary   (NC State Highway Patrol)
                5313 New Hope Commons Extension, Durham   (Durham Police Department)

                502 Cross Creek MallFayetteville   (Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office)

                1507 Highwoods Blvd., Greensboro   (Greensboro Police Department)

                375 Western Blvd, Suite H3, Jacksonville   (Onslow County Sheriff’s Office)
                7860 Alexander Promenade Place, Raleigh   (Raleigh Police Department)

                11420 Capital Blvd.Wake Forest   (Town of Wake Forest Police Department)

                905 International Drive, Wilmington   (New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)


                We encourage all media to visit one of the local Red Robin restaurants for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes and representatives.



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 cultureRed Robin has been

supporting Special Olympics Programs across the country for the past eight years and has helped raise more than $2.5 million for Special Olympics. 

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 144,000 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.



About Law Enforcement Torch Run 
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an international fundraising event for Special Olympics.  Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 4.2 million children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. More than 38,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics in North Carolina, making it one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world. 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is officially endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association, the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the National Association of School Resource Officers, NC Association of School Resource Officers, NC Department of Justice and the NC Department of Correction.

About Special Olympics North Carolina
Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for more than 38,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers Olympic-type competition in 19 sports on local and state levels. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on http://twitter.com/sonc_beafanhttp://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsNC and http://www.youtube.com/BeAFanSONC.


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