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Support Special Olympics, Tip-A-Cop at Red Robin on Saturday

Let deputies from the Cerritos and Lakewood sheriff's stations serve you Saturday as part of a nationwide fundraising effort for the Special Olympics of Southern California.

Cerritos and Lakewood Sheriff's deputies will trade in their badges for aprons at Red Robin restaurants this Saturday to help raise money for the Special Olympics of Southern California.

(Click here to watch a video recap of last year's Tip-A-Cop event at Los Cerritos Center's Red Robin restaurant.)

The 3rd annual "Tip-A-Cop" Event held at Red Robin at Los Cerritos Center and Lakewood Center will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. During these time periods, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies and department personnel will be volunteering their time as waiters to collect tips from guests to support Special Olympics -- an organization that celebrates the accomplishments of athletes with intellectual disabilities and special needs.

Last year, Cerritos deputies at Red Robin at Los Cerritos Center earned more than $5,000 for the Special Olympics' South East Los Angeles (SELA) chapter.
The national goal for this year's Red Robin “Tip-A-Cop” event is to raise more than $850,000 from all participating national programs to benefit Special Olympics athletes. 

Area residents are encouraged to take part in one of the two local fundraising efforts:

  • Red Robin at Los Cerritos Center, 360 Los Cerritos Mall -- Cerritos Sheriff's deputies and personnel will be serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and dinner from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Red Robin at Lakewood Center, 112 Lakewood Center Mall -- Lakewood Sheriff's deputies and personnel will be serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and dinner from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information about Special Olympics Southern California go to the organization's website at www.sosc.org.

Jon October 13, 2012 at 06:53 AM
I can only make it around 3:25 p.m. and can only stay for 10 minutes. I don't know whether to get lunch or dinner. Dinner hasn't been doing it for me the past few years. On the other hand, I don't quite trust where lunch stands with me. I hate making decisions. Is there any way I can donate to the Special Olympics of Southern California and the Sheriff's Department directly without attending the event?
MarieSam Sanchez October 13, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Hi Jon, there should be a staffed table outside the restaurant where you can make a direct donation to the cause -- so you don't necessarily have to dine-in. Hope that helps!

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