Statewide Tip-A-Cop(R) Fundraiser to Benefit Special Olympics Northern California
Red Robin teams-up with local Law Enforcement Officers to support athletes
Tip-A-Cop(R) is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop(R), 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.
“On behalf of Special Olympics Northern California, we would like to thank local law enforcement and Red Robin for their incredible support,” said
“Supporting local and national causes like Special Olympics that promote the health, welfare and education of children, families and citizens in our restaurant communities is an important part of the Red Robin culture,” said Susan Lintonsmith, chief marketing officer for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. “We are honored to partner with local law enforcement and Special Olympics Northern California through Tip-A-Cop(R) and encourage the community to visit your local Red Robin to support Special Olympics on this special day.”
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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (www.redrobin.com), a casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1969 that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., has been serving up wholesome, fun, feel-good experiences in a kid- and family-friendly environment for the past 40 years. Red Robin, which was named one of Parents magazine’s Ten Best Family Restaurants, is famous for serving more than two dozen insanely delicious(TM), high-quality gourmet burgers in a variety of recipes with Bottomless Steak Fries(R), as well as salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and signature Mad Mixology(R) Beverages. There are more than 400 Red Robin(R) restaurants located across
About Special Olympics Northern California (SONC)
Special Olympics Northern California is a free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with developmental disabilities. More than 16,000 athletes compete in 178 competitions throughout the region in 15 sports. This requires the extraordinary support and time of 12,700 volunteers and more than 4,600 volunteer coaches. Programs are free to all eligible athletes. Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. For more information on Special Olympics Northern California, visit www.SONC.org.
Celebrating its 28th Anniversary in 2009, the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) (LETR) for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, encompassing a variety of events including Torch Runs, Polar Plunge(R) events and the World’s Largest Truck Convoy(R) fundraiser. More than 85,000 international law enforcement officers have carried the Flame of Hope(TM) to the Opening Ceremonies of local and state/provincial Special Olympics competitions and Games, and Special Olympics World Summer or Winter Games. The LETR is now present in all 50 U.S. states, Canadian provinces and 46 nations around the world. In 2008 the LETR raised more than
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