Volunteer, off-duty law enforcement from around Oahu will be reporting to a new beat during the 29th Annual Tip a Cop fundraiser. The event takes place at all California Pizza Kitchen locations on Friday, March 22, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The annual event will raise awareness and collect tips (or donations) for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes and programs.
“Tip a Cop is an event that combines many of the things that we love—great food, great service and promoting a more inclusive community,“ said Nancy Bottelo, president and CEO of Special Olympics Hawaii. “For this year’s event we’re excited to be partnering once again with California Pizza Kitchen locations around Oahu and hope that our supporters will come out to enjoy their favorite pizza, pasta or salad while supporting our athletes.”
During the event law enforcement from the Department of Homeland Security, Honolulu Police Department, United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and the U.S. Probations Office District of Hawaii will put their serving skills to the test by volunteering to clear tables, run food and assist servers in efforts to raise tips for Special Olympics Hawaii’s programs. Since its inception, Tip a Cop has raised $312,487 for Special Olympics Hawaii.
Special Olympics Hawaii provides year-round sports programs and training for athletes with intellectual disabilities, free of charge. Since 1968 Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities and raising awareness to build an inclusive and unified community.
For more information on Special Olympics Hawaii’s 29th Annual Tip A Cop, please contact (808) 695-3528 or visit www.sohawaii.org. You can also follow Special Olympics Hawaii on Twitter, www.twitter.com/sohawaii, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsHawaii, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/SOHawaii.