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Red Robin Tip-a-Cop Program

Scott Furnish (left) along with Tip-a-Cop Volunteers


We can not thank you enough for your support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run program by participating in the first Red Robin Tip-a-Cop program to benefit Special Olympics Indiana.  Your commitment helping to organize and conduct a professional, successful event is recognized and so greatly appreciated.  

 This year's Red Robin Tip-a-Cop helped raise more that $4,100 for Special Olympics Indiana.  This year's bragging rights for top revenue goes to the Valparaiso Red Robin store which raised $1,625 in donations.  This store had officer participation by the Porter County Sheriff's Department and Valparaiso Police Department agencies.

 As you are aware, an estimated 3% of the population has an intellectual disability.  More than one million Special Olympics athletes participate in 26 sports throughout the world  Special Olympics Indiana reaches almost 10,000 Hoosier athletes each year who compete in over 20 different sports throughout the State.

 Special Olympics Indiana receives no federal or state appropriated funds, is not a United Way agency and relies entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations.

 Ultimately, your support of this event helps Special Olympics Indiana fulfill its mission of providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to 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 their community.

 We look forward to partnering again on future Law Enforcement Torch Run events.  Keep informed about all the latest’s Torch Run activities by going to www.soindiana.org and clicking on the Law Enforcement Torch Run tab.

 Thank you again for your generous support.


 Scott Furnish

Torch Run Liaison & Special Events Manager

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