October 11, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Red Robin "Tip-A-Cop" Fundraiser

The Springfield Police Department and Republic Police Department will be participating in the national Tip-A-Cop® event benefitting Special Olympics Oct 13th 2012, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Red Robin located at 3720 S. Glenstone.

The SPD is just one of many agencies in 39 states which will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests in order to support this charitable cause. The SPD has teamed up with Red Robin specifically because Red Robin has been supporting Special Olympics Programs across the country for the past six years and has helped raise more than $1.5 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. The SPD has participated and continues to support the LETR campaign nationwide.

Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt Greg Higdon

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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