Local Cops to Collect Tips for SOTX

DALLAS – Police officers from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area will trade in their handcuffs for serving aprons at the annual Tip A Cop Night, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX), being held at several Texas Roadhouse locations (listed below) on Thursday, July 27. During the 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. dinner shift, officers will serve tables and collect tips, which will be turned in as donations to SOTX at the end of the dinner shift. All confirmed participating restaurants are subject to cancellation without notice. The public is urged to dine at one of the several Texas Roadhouse locations and ‘Tip A Cop’ for his/her dedicated effort to support SOTX athletes. All tips will go toward providing SOTX programming for more than 12,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This event operates under the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which is SOTX’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. Through efforts like Tip A Cop Night, Texas LETR raised over $1.4 million in 2016 to support more than 58,300 SOTX athletes across the state. Contributions can be made via cash, check or credit card. For more information, contact Doug Ray (dray@sotx.org) at 214.943.9981. Participating Locations – subject to cancellation without notice.

Bedford 3000 Crystal Springs St.

Denton 2817 S. I-35 East

Flower Mound 3811 Long Prairie Road

Fort Worth 4720 SW Loop 820

Fort Worth 5250 Endicott Avenue

Garland 5012 N. President George Bush Hwy.

Grand Prairie 2536 W. I-20

Mansfield 940 N. Hwy. 287

McKinney 3101 S. Central Expressway

Mesquite 1420 N. Peachtree Road

Sherman 2773 US Hwy 75 North

Texarkana 4002 Saint Michael Dr.

The Colony 4125 State Hwy. 121

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics’ largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation. Since getting its start in Texas, Torch Run has contributed over $26 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX. The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 58,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state. About Special Olympics Texas Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas. RoadHosue