Local law enforcement will trade in their handcuffs for serving trays at Perkins Restaurant on Blue Lakes Boulevard in Twin Falls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4. During the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser, law enforcement representatives and Special Olympics Idaho Athletes will collect tips from restaurant guests as donations to benefit Special Olympics Idaho. Local Special Olympics Idaho summer games team athletes (the Twin Falls Tators), will assist law enforcement officers by greeting and serving customers.
In addition, a silent auction will be held at Perkins Restaurant during the Tip-A-Cop event, benefitting the local Twin Falls Tators team. Auction items include: gift certificates to Purity Spa, hair care product baskets from Strandz, bakers basket, a toy sampler, one night stay and dinner for two at Cactus Petes, Pampered Chef BBQ gift basket, golf passes and golf basket from Canyon Springs, to name a few.
“The Twin Falls Tators are a new Special Olympics Idaho – summer games athletics team in Twin Falls,” said Laura Stewart, local program coordinator, “We are excited to partner with the Twin Falls Law Enforcement officers to raise funds for our local team to help us raise funds to go to the summer games in Payette this June.”
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.