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YPD to host "Tip a Cop" fundraiser on March 11

Yuma Police Department employees and other law enforcement officers will be at Famous Dave's Restaurant in the Yuma Palms Mall serving as “celebrity waiters” to receive tip donations for the Special Olympics. All donations are optional and tax deductible.

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Police Department will host a "Tip A Cop" fundraiser to raise money for the Special Olympics at Famous Dave’s Restaurant (1501 S. Yuma Palms Parkway) on Fri., Mar. 11, 2016. The fundraiser will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Yuma Police Department employees and other law enforcement officers will be at the restaurant as “celebrity waiters” to interact with the community, answer any questions guests might have about the police department, and to receive tip donations for Special Olympics (if guests choose to donate to the cause). All donations are tax deductible and will benefit the Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities. The Law Enforcement Torch Run helps bring awareness to Special Olympics and garner donations for the athletes. The money and awareness we raise will help the athletes grow and continue to have opportunities to make new friends, learn new skills and discover their independence while participating in the many events Special Olympics offers. 

For many athletes, The Special Olympics is a path to empowerment, self-esteem, competence, acceptance, joy and friendship, which is a unique opportunity these athletes with intellectual disabilities may not gain anywhere else.

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.