Annual Tip-a-Cop for Special Olympics Oregon
Every year the Hillsboro Police Department holds a very special fundraiser for the Special Olympics. You’ll find officers serving food at the Red Robin Esplanade location. All tips they earn are then donated to the Special Olympics Oregon athletes to purchase uniforms, equipment and venues.
Last year, the department was able to raise $2500 and Statewide $54,000 was donated. Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 14,000 participants with intellectual disabilities year-round and statewide through the organization’s life changing sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
If you’re not hungry, stop in to say hello or to show your support and you can also leave a donation for the Special Olympics if you wish. If you are interested in other events and programs the Hillsboro Police Department offers or participates in, check out their website at https://www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/police. It’s rather surprising all the programs they offer.
Mark your calendars, Saturday, October 21 from 11am to 9pm at Red Robin, Esplanade Shopping Center, 2405 SE Tualatin Valley Highway, Hillsboro, OR 97123.