19 Oct Law Enforcement to Wait Tables at Red Robin in Missoula
There are new servers in town at Red Robin! Law enforcement members around the country will trade their ticket books for order pads and unite at participating Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants to serve guests for a special cause. Red Robin’s Tip-A-Cop® event will take place Saturday, Oct. 22 between 11am to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm in Missoula. There are more than 400 restaurants in 39 states participating. Law enforcement members will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin’s wait staff to raise funds for local Special Olympics Programs in their communities.
“Red Robin is proud to continue our annual Tip-A-Cop tradition and generate valuable awareness for Special Olympics programs in our communities,” said Jonathan Muhtar, Red Robin’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “More than $600,000 was raised last year and we look forward to welcoming law enforcement members back into our restaurants to serve gourmet burgers and Bottomless Steak Fries to our guests.”
Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) campaign in support of Special Olympics. LETR is supported by more than 100,000 law enforcement members worldwide who help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. As the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, LETR funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.
“In the last 11 years our law enforcement community has participated in the annual Red Robin Tip-A-Cop events, we have steadily increased the funds we have raised for Special Olympics and strengthened the already existing incredible bond law enforcement has with Special Olympics,” said Michael Teem, executive director, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. “These events are possible and extremely successful because of the grassroots support from each community, the participation from law enforcement and the generosity from Red Robin and Coca-Cola.”
In 11 years, Tip-A-Cop events at Red Robin restaurants have raised more than $3.3 million to support both Special Olympics and the mission of inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities. This funding continues to support year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports throughout the United States.
For a complete list of upcoming Tip-A-Cop events at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants, please visit www.redrobin.com/specialolympics. To learn more about Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews or to find a restaurant location near you, please visit www.redrobin.com.