Local officers collected tips at Red Robin for Special Olympics Texas
ABILENE, Texas - Local officers served tables and collected tips at Red Robin in Abilene on Saturday. O fficers and other members of law enforcement agencies were at the restaurant for their "Tip A Cop" event. At this nationwide event, they raised money for Special Olympics Texas. Special Olympics Texas have held other fundraisers like this one to help fund their sports. There are nearly 1,200 athletes with intellectual disabilities within the Big country and Concho Valley Area Director Luann Chastain said although the event is done nationwide, all proceeds stay within the Big Country and Concho Valley. "All the funds stay local. They come in and sit down to eat. The officers and the athletes will talk to them and tell them about Special Olympics and just try to get more of the community involved," Chastain said. Special Olympics Texas will host their first sports banquet on October 29 to give out awards and recognize their sponsors.