There’s a new server in town! This weekend, law enforcement officers across the country will trade their ticket books for order pads and unite at Red Robin® restaurants to serve guests for a special cause. In Virginia, Red Robin’s ninth annual Tip-A-Cop® events will take place Saturday, Oct. 25 between 11 am to 3 pm and 4 to 8 pm at 15 locations across the Commonwealth. Law enforcement officers will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin’s wait staff to collect tips from guests to raise funds for Special Olympics Virginia.
“Red Robin is proud to continue the tradition of partnering with local law enforcement personnel and Coca-Cola for our Tip-A-Cop events,” said Denny Marie Post, Red Robin’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “Red Robin is all about supporting the communities we serve and with the help of our loyal guests, to date, officers have raised more than $2.7 million and generated tremendous public awareness for Special Olympics programs throughout the country.”
Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® campaign in support of Special Olympics. The Torch Run is supported by more than 100,000 law enforcement officers worldwide, including more than 1900 officers in Virginia, who help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics year-round.
“Our annual Red Robin Tip-A-Cop events give us a chance to show the community the incredible bond law enforcement has with Special Olympics,” said Michael Teem, executive director, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. “The tremendous level of law enforcement and community support, and the unparalleled generosity from Red Robin and Coca-Cola, are what make these events so successful.”
In less than 10 years, Tip-A-Cop events at Red Robin restaurants have raised more than $2.7 million to support both Special Olympics and the mission of inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities. This funding continues to support year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports throughout the United States.
See below for a list of participating Red Robin restaurants in Virginia. To learn more about Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and to find a restaurant location near you, please visit www.redrobin.com.