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Posted on: October 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Trading in patrol cars for aprons for Tip-A-Cop at Red Robin in October 24

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Local Law Enforcement Officers in Eugene will serve up your gourmet burger just the way you like it to raise funds to Benefit Special Olympics Oregon. 100 percent of the tips will go to Special Olympics.

Who: Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR), local Law Enforcement agencies, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (Red Robin
International, Inc.)

What: Local law enforcement will trade in their patrol cars for aprons at Red Robin restaurants in Oregon 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. 24, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.

Where: The Eugene Red Robin restaurant, at 1221 Executive Pkwy, off of Valley River Drive. We encourage Eugene/Springfield media to visit the local Red Robin restaurant 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 culture. Red 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.

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