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"Tip-a-Cop" fundraiser for Special Olympics April 29, 2003

Friday, April 25, 2003 4:30 PM

For Immediate Release:

The Sutter County Sheriff’s Department and Applebee’s Grill and Bar are teaming together to raise funds for Special Olympics, Northern California on Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at Applebee’s, 1000 Tharp Road, Yuba City.

Sheriff Jim Denney will lead a team of uniformed deputies serving as “Celebrity Waiters” during the lunch hours of 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM, and Patrol Commander, Captain J. Paul Parker will lead a second team of deputies during the dinner hour from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Sheriff and staff will be assisting the servers with water service, setting and clearing tables, seating guests, etc.

Customers will be asked to support Special Olympics by placing a special “tip” in specially marked envelopes at their tables. Special Olympics T-shirts will also be available for purchase at $15.00 each. The proceeds from the sale of the shirts will also benefit Special Olympics.

Special Olympics provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for individuals with developmental disabilities. In Northern California, more than 14,000 persons with disabilities participate in local, area and chapter-wide competitions and are offered at no expense to all eligible athletes.

Contact Person:

Undersheriff Bill Grove, (530) 822-7307 or

Dawn Yalsovac, Special Olympics, (916) 920-2950, ext. 26

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