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"Tip-a-Cop" Fundraiser for Special Olympics

Monday, May 23, 2005 12:01 AM

For Immediate Release:

The Sutter County Sheriff’s Department and Applebee’s Grill and Bar are teaming together for the Third Annual “TIP-A-COP” event to raise funds for Special Olympics, Northern California on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 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 5:30 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. Last year, over $24,000 was raised at 12 Northern California locations through TIP-A-COP events.

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 Persons:

Captain J. Paul Parker, (530) 822-7307 or

Laurie Espinoza, Special Olympics, (916) 920-2950, ext. 204

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