Austin, Pflugerville Cops to Collect Tips for SOTX at Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse hosts SOTX fundraiser at three locations in the Austin area from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27
Police officers and Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) members from Austin and Pflugerville will trade in their handcuffs for serving aprons at the annual Tip A Cop Night, being held at three Texas Roadhouse locations in the Austin area (listed below) on Thursday, July 27. From 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., officers will serve tables and collect tips, which will be turned in as donations to Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) at the end of the dinner shift.
The public is encouraged to come out and dine at one of the three Texas Roadhouse locations and ‘Tip A Cop’ for his/her dedicated effort to support SOTX athletes. All tips will go toward providing SOTX programming for more than 4,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Central Texas area.
This event operates under the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which is SOTX’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. Through efforts like Tip A Cop Night, Texas LETR raised over $1.4 million in 2016 to support more than 58,300 SOTX athletes across the state.
Contributions can be made via cash, check or credit card.
For more information, contact Courtney Shelton (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 512.491.2927.
Participating Locations (Subject to change without notice)
13435 US Hwy 183 North, Austin, TX (map)
Southpark Meadows, 9300 S I- 35 Service Rd., Austin, TX (map)
15415 N. I-35 Service Road NB, Pflugerville, TX (map)
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics’ largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation. Since getting its start in Texas, Torch Run has contributed over $26 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX. The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 58,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.
About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas. Visit the SOTX-Central Texas Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX13.