Bringing a new meaning to the term “protect and serve,” Mission Viejo Police Services and several personnel from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will moonlight as servers on September 12 to collect tips for the Special Olympics.
For the second year, Chili’s Grill and Bar, Mission Viejo Police Services and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department are teaming up to bring Tip-A-Cop to Mission Viejo. Working with Chili’s servers, uniformed Sheriff’s personnel will serve dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Chili’s off Crown Valley.
“We are grateful to Chili’s for giving us the opportunity and partnering with us to raise funds for the Special Olympics,” said Lt. Chris Wilson, Chief of Mission Viejo Police Services. “The Sheriff’s Department has a long history of participating in Tip-a-Cop events, and our staff who volunteer as servers are honored to be a part of this special fund-raising opportunity.”
Tip-a-Cop events are one of the main fundraisers for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, one of the largest fundraising arms of Special Olympics Southern California. The Special Olympics changes the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sports training and competition.
In the Chili’s parking lot until 7:30 p.m., a motor deputy; K-9 unit; and other Sheriff’s resources will be on hand for photos. School Resource Officers and Mission Viejo’s Crime Prevention Unit will also distribute educational information.
Donations are tax deductible and 100% of the tips from this event directly benefit local Special Olympians.
Chili’s is located at 27407 Bellogente. For more information, call 949-470-8433.