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Tip-A-Cop benefits Special Olympics

Tribune staff report

Local law enforcement will trade in their handcuffs and badges for aprons and menus at Applebee's restaurants in Northern Nevada, as part of a Tip-A-Cop® event benefitting Special Olympics.

on April 30 for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. in South Lake Tahoe at 3987 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Northern Nevada Applebee's restaurants have been supporting the Nevada Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for more than 11 years and has helped raise more than $55,000.00 for Special Olympics in Northern Nevada.

Special Olympics Nevada is a free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. There are 3,000 athletes who compete in 20 competitions throughout the region in eight sports. Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. For more information on Special Olympics Nevada visit http://www.SONV.org or join us at Facebook/SONevada and twitter @SONevada.

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 such as Tip-A-Cop®, is presented by more than 85,000 law enforcement officers in all 50 U.S. States, 12 Canadian provinces/territories, and 44 other countries 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.