Special Olympics Being Helped Financially By 'Tip-A- Cop'

June 5, 2018

 

 

 

 

When: June 8th-10th, 2018

Where: Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Blue Grass Circle

Tip-A-Cop is an annual event put on by the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wyoming. The money raised at this event stays in Wyoming and is used to provide Special Olympic athletes with uniforms, travel expenses, and housing during area and state games. Tip-A-Cop happens across the state of Wyoming, and Cheyenne’s event will take place at Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Bluegrass Circle, on Friday June 8th through Sunday June 10th.

 

Law Enforcement from across Laramie County will come together with Special Olympic athletes to serve tables at Texas Roadhouse. 100% of the “special tips” the public donates will go directly to Special Olympics. Donnie Heiduck, Area 3 Co-Coordinator says “This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and one of the most fun. We’d like to invite the whole community to come out and support this great cause.”

 

Officers and athletes will be serving tables at Texas Roadhouse from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

 

About Special Olympics Wyoming

 

Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the needs of those with intellectual and physical limitations.

Special Olympics believes that consistent training is indispensable to the development of an individual’s sports skills. In addition, competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress, and providing incentives for personal growth.

 

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run

 

LETR began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas, Police Chief Richard LaMunyon created the Torch Run. He thought the Torch Run would help law enforcement be active in the community and support Special Olympics Kansas. In 1983, Chief LaMunyon presented the program to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). They decided to endorse Torch Run and became the “Founding Law Enforcement Organization.” With the IACP’s support, LETR became the movement's largest public awareness and fundraising group for Special Olympics.

 

Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into Opening Ceremonies of local competitions. They also carry it into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. The flame symbolizes courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe. 

 

 

 

 

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