Letter: “Tip a Cop” benefits Special olympics, Wednesday

Letter

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Thu, May 28, 2009


"Tip a Cop" night benefiting Special Olympics, sponsored by the Half Moon Bay Police Dept, returns to Cameron’s on Wednesday June 3. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to enhance and expand the year round sports training and competition programs that Special Olympics offers at no cost to the developmentally disabled children and adults of the coastside community.

The event will run from 5 to 9pm. There will be great food, balloons, family fun, handouts for the kids, police displays and a fantastic silent auction.

Special Olympics athletes are never charged to participate in any sports training or competition programs. Special Olympics receives no federal or government funding. All the money needed to provide Special Olympics to our athletes, is generated by fundraisers, such as "Tip A Cop", and the generosity of people and organizations in our community.

Your support will help us continue to provide our Special Olympics programs to the over 100 developmentally disabled children and adults in our community.

For further information, to make a donation or to purchase a special Law Enforcement Torch Run T-Shirt feel free to contact Sergeant Sanchez at 650 726-8288 or drop donations at the station at 537 Kelly Ave in Half Moon Bay.

I hope we can count on your support.


I have never been to this event.  What exactly is it?  Cops are the waiters?  Is that it? 

Nothing ever tells you what the event actually is…  Well, besides this “The event will run from 5 to 9pm. There will be great food, balloons, family fun, handouts for the kids, police displays and a fantastic silent auction.”  But what is the event?

The event is now in it’s 11 year.  This is a fundraising event for Special Olympics. We have raised over $90,000 in the last 10 years. All of this money goes directly to Special Olympics to assist local coastside Special Olympics athletes.  Officers wait on tables, clean up tables and talk with everyone. Patrons then leave “tips” in envelopes provided at each table. There is a large silent auction which is located just outside in 4 tents. Local merchants donate items for the auction. If you haven’t been to the event, come down, enjoy dinner and donate for a worthy cause.