YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Police Department (YPD) will host a “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics at Buffalo Wild Wings (1317 S. Yuma Palms Pkwy) on Monday, March 19, 2018. The fundraiser will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 9 p.m.
The Special Olympics is an international non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which is held locally each year, helps bring awareness to Special Olympics and to bring in donations for the athletes.
The Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities training and competition in 30 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. The Special Olympics currently serve over 2.5 million people in more than 200 programs in 165 countries.
Yuma Police Department employees and other law enforcement officers will be at Buffalo Wild Wings from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 19 serving as “celebrity waiters,” as part of an effort to receive monetary donations, or tips, for the Special Olympics. All donations are tax deductible. It is also a great opportunity for building community relationships for the police department, and to hear from the public as far as any questions, concerns or feedback about community public safety go.