NEWPORT NEWS – More than $1500 was raised by Newport News Sheriff’s Office deputies and police officers waiting tables for tips.
The Tip-a-Cop event on April 19 at Plaza Azteca at Tec Center supported Special Olympics Virginia.
Between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., patrons were met at the door by deputies and officers, taken to their tables and gave soft drink and meal orders to the personnel (with the help of the regular wait staff).
By the end of the event, generous diners had left tips totaling $1531.00.
Fundraisers like Tip-a-Cop help Special Olympics provide year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes or their families.
Tip-a-Cop is one of many events of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign for Special Olympics.