Carlsbad restaurant hosts Tip a Cop fundraiser

May 17, 2013 by  

A restaurant in Carlsbad held a fundraising event on May 2 to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Southern California Special Olympics hosted the fundraiser at Claim Jumper restaurant, where officers from the Oceanside and Carlsbad police departments waited on tables to raise money.

Police officers in full uniform spent the evening tending to patrons who were enjoying an evening of fine dining and fun. The tips that were received during the evening were donated to San Diego County’s Special Olympics programs and athletes.

The ‘Tip a Cop’ event is one of the favorite methods to raise money, according to law enforcement officers who took part, raising money for the Special Olympics. Restaurants and police departments across the United States take part in it throughout the year.

Sergeant Al Owens of the Escondido Police Department has taken part in a number of the events and states that the Special Olympics athletes demonstrate the true meaning of sportsmanship and competition. He added that the athletes concentrate on finishing the race, displaying huge smiles, and excitement. The enthusiasm shown by the athletes keeps Sergeant Owens volunteering for these events time and time again.

The Special Olympics involve adults and children who have intellectual disabilities. All the tips from the events are donated to the training and competition of the Special Olympics. The event will probably receive support from the local printing company, which may provide flyer printing services to promote the event.

It seems the fundraiser was enjoyed by all taking part, including the diners and the police officers.