Law Enforcement Trade-In Handcuffs for Gourmet Burgers for the Day

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 12, 2013

Location: All ten Indiana Red Robin® restaurants

Phone: 317-508-2373

Email: jwinter@redrobin.com

Link: http://www.redrobin.com/specialolympics/

Event Description

October 8, 2013 Updated Oct 8, 2013 at 7:54 AM EDT

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Officers from the Indiana State Police Raise Funds to Benefit Special Olympics Indiana

Who: Special Olympics Indiana (SOIN), the Indiana State Police, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (Red Robin International, Inc.)

What: State Troopers will trade in their handcuffs and badges for gourmet burgers and aprons at Red Robin® restaurants in Indiana as part of the national Tip-A-Cop event benefitting Special Olympics. Law enforcement across the U.S. will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m.

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.

Where: All ten Indiana Red Robin® restaurants in Indiana. We encourage media to visit your local Red Robin restaurant for interviews and photos with law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes and representatives. The state police will be participating at seven stores: Evansville, Carmel (Clay Terrace), Carmel (Michigan Rd.), Ft. Wayne, Hobart, Mishawaka, and Noblesville. http://www.redrobin.com/specialolympics/

Why: Supporting local and national causes, like Special Olympics, that promote the health and welfare of families and citizens in local communities is an important part of the Red Robin culture. Red Robin has been supporting Special Olympics Programs across the country for the past eight years and has helped raise more than $2.5 million for Special Olympics.

The Indiana State Police was recognized in April as a Bronze Medal Law Enforcement Torch Run Agency. State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter has participated in Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) events during his law enforcement career and his great support for the program has carried over to the state police.
Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 11,000 athletes across Indiana. Special Olympics Indiana is part of the international network of accredited Special Olympics Programs that reaches nearly 4 million athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide.

Tip-A-Cop® is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop®, is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

jwinter@redrobin.com sstewart@soindiana.org

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