October 9, 2013
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.”
March 6, 2012
The temperature in Lake Union held steady at 41 degrees, but the chill did not stop Issaquah police officers and police department employees from a dip on a gray February day.
The police department descended on a stretch of shoreline along the Seattle lake Feb. 11 for the Polar Plunge, a frigid fundraiser for Special Olympics Washington. Combined, Issaquah officers and department employees raised about $1,000 for the nonprofit organization.
Police Communications Specialist Jacqueline Kerness rounded up more colleagues for the February event for the Polar Plunge after she and coworkers dipped into Puget Sound for the 2011 endurance test.
“It was a moment of shock for a good cause,” she said. “It’s something easy to do to raise funds for a lot of people.”
April 15, 2010
NEW — 11 a.m. April 15, 2010
Issaquah Police officers will serve burgers, fries and other fare at the annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser Saturday.
The event, held at Red Robin, 1085 Lake Drive, runs from noon to 8 p.m. Donations benefit Special Olympics Washington.
Officers will serve patrons, and all of the tips earned by the cops-turned-servers will benefit Special Olympics. The nonprofit provides year-round activities, such as basketball and swimming, to children and adults with disabilities.
April 13, 2010
Order-up! Issaquah’s police officers will serve up burgers, shakes and fries at the annual Tip-A-Cop event from noon to 8 p.m. April 17 at Issaquah’s Red Robin restaurant, 1085 Lake Drive.
All of the tip money earned by the officers’ service goes directly to Special Olympics Washington. Special Olympics provides year-round sporting activities, including swimming, basketball, track and field for children and adults with special needs.
Local police agencies will also bring several law enforcement vehicles to the event and volunteers will be on hand to take photos for donations.
If having a police officer for your waiter isn’t enough, check out the crowd of motorcycles arriving at Red Robin at 2 p.m. Police officers are leading a motorcycle tour through Issaquah, coordinated with other riders from Costco, Microsoft, Siemens and Spacelabs Healthcare. The ride starts at noon at the Issaquah Microsoft campus, 21295 S.E. 51st St.
Patrons who can’t make the event can donate money to the cause at the restaurant.