Police Raise Money for Special Olympics
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Local police spent the day waiting tables at Red Robin to raise money for the Special Olympics.
The annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser has pulled in big money across the country. They said they anticipated to get $7,000 in donations today in Grand Junction and up to $40 million nationwide.
Police said by Saturday afternoon they've already received generous donations but are still hoping to pull in as much money as possible by closing time.
“It doesn't matter if it's $2, or $200, we'll take it all. It's just to provide athletics and equipment to these [Special Olympic] athletes at no cost to them,” says Colorado State Trooper Chris Wright.
Donations are tax deductible and 100 percent of the money goes to Special Olympic funding.
Police officials say this Red Robin event pulls in more money than the Front Range and metro areas of Colorado.