Get served by Issaquah police at Red Robin this Saturday

October 9, 2013

By Kathleen R. Merrill

NEW — 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9, 2013

Issaquah police officers will wait tables from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the annual Tip-A-Cop event at Red Robin restaurant.

One hundred percent of tips will be donated to Special Olympics Washington.

Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers will be one of those serving customers.

“Special Olympics are an organization law enforcement supports in many different ways,” he wrote in an email. “We are given an opportunity to interact with the public in a positive manner and also assist a very good cause in their fundraising effort.”

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The event will include a motorcycle ride at noon that will leave from the Microsoft Issaquah campus, Building D, 21925 S.E. 51st St. A pre-ride meeting begins at 11 a.m. Police will lead the ride, but motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.

Diners who donate a $100 or more will be entered to win a pair of Alaska Airlines roundtrip tickets.

“Red Robin launched the Tip-A-Cop program in our restaurants eight years ago and, with the help of participating law enforcement officials and the generosity of our guests who have made donations, we have provided more than $2.5 million to Special Olympics programs across the country,” Eric Houseman, president and chief operating officer at Red Robin, and long-time supporter of Special Olympics, said in a news release.

“Our annual Red Robin Tip-A-Cop events are always a good time for a great cause,” Michael Teem, executive director, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, said in the release. “Throughout the United States, such funding will support year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports.”

The event is being held at more than 300 restaurants in 40 states. Thirty-eight states in Washington are participating this year.

See other restaurants that are participating or make a donation here.


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