Volunteer Law Enforcement Trade in Their Badges for Aprons During Special Olympics Hawaii’s Annual Tip A Cop Fundraiser

The event returns to benefit local athletes statewide at participating restaurants across Oahu, December 3-5

From serving our community to serving your favorite  dishes, this holiday season volunteer, off-duty law enforcement officers will join forces for  Special Olympics Hawaii’s annual Tip A Cop fundraiser. The event takes place Friday,  December 3, through Sunday, December 5, at participating restaurants across Oahu,  including several Big City Diner locations and Ruby Tuesday locations, as well as The Beach  House by 604. The fundraiser aims to raise awareness and collect donations for Special  Olympics Hawaii athletes and programs. The event will take place during the following  dates and times: 

Friday, December 3 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at: 

  • The Beach House by 604  
  • Big City Diner: Pearlridge Center, Waipio Shopping Center and Windward Mall (Windward Mall only from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.) 
  • Ruby Tuesday: Kapolei Commons, Moanalua Shopping Center, Town Center of  Mililani and Windward Mall

Saturday, December 4 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at:

  • The Beach House by 604  
  • Big City Diner: Pearlridge Center, Waipio Shopping Center and Windward Mall (Windward Mall only from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.) 
  • Ruby Tuesday: Kapolei Commons, Moanalua Shopping Center, Town Center of  Mililani and Windward Mall 

Sunday, December 5 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at: 

  • The Beach House by 604 
  • Big City Diner: Pearlridge Center, Waipio Shopping Center and Windward Mall  (all locations from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.)  
  • Ruby Tuesday: Kapolei Commons, Moanalua Shopping Center, Town Center of  Mililani and Windward Mall 

“After a whole year without in-person fundraisers and events, we are so grateful to the  participating restaurants and volunteer, off-duty law enforcement officers who made it  possible for us to hold a second Tip A Cop fundraiser this year,” said Special Olympics  Hawaii’s Director of Development, Tracey Bender. “As we prepare to bring our athletes  safely back to the playing fields, we know this fundraiser and the support we receive from  the community, is instrumental to making that happen.” 

During the event, off-duty, volunteer law enforcement from Honolulu Police Department  will put their serving skills to the test by volunteering to greet customers and assist servers  in a variety of duties in efforts to raise tips for Special Olympics Hawaii’s programs. Since  its inception, Tip A Cop has raised almost $400,000 for Special Olympics Hawaii. For more  information, visit sohawaii.org. 

Special Olympics Hawaii provides year-round sports programs and health opportunities  for individuals 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, please call 808-943-8808 or visit  www.sohawaii.org. Special Olympics Hawaii is also on Twitter at  www.twitter.com/sohawaii, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsHawaii,  and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/SOHawaii.

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Tracey Bender

Special Olympics Hawaii is part of a global inclusion movement that uses sports, health, education, and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Since being founded in 1968, Special Olympics Hawaii has grown to serve more than 4,500 athletes and Unified partners on every island within the state of Hawaii. There is never a fee to any athlete or family to participate in Special Olympics programs.

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