Issaquah police officers don aprons for Tip-a-Cop fundraiser

October 10, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 11 a.m. Oct. 10, 2012

Issaquah police officers plan to protect and serve — meals, that is — as the agency’s Tip-a-Cop fundraiser returns.

For the annual Tip-a-Cop fundraiser, officers intend to don aprons and dish up burgers, fries and more to diners at Red Robin. All tips collected by the Issaquah Police Department benefit Special Olympics Washington.

Tip-a-Cop returns from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Red Robin, 1085 Lake Drive.

During the event, police officers — alongside Special Olympics athletes and restaurant employees — serve patrons and collect donations. Special Olympics Washington provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Officers also plan to hold a raffle for prizes during the event.

Motorcycle officers and other motorcyclists plan to kick off the fundraiser at a motorcycle ride from the Issaquah Microsoft campus, 21925 S.E. 51st St., Building D, to the restaurant. The preride meeting is at 11 a.m. and the ride starts at noon and ends at about 1:30 p.m.

Special Olympics Washington set a statewide goal of $150,000 for the fundraiser. Officers in the Puget Sound region and throughout the Evergreen State plan to participate, too.

In the 2011 Tip-a-Cop fundraiser, Issaquah and Snoqualmie officers raised more than $7,000 from Red Robin diners.

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