ANTIOCH, Calif. – Law enforcement personnel will be trading in their badges for aprons and collecting “tips” as donations for Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) at a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at Chili’s Grill & Bar.
Officers and Special Olympics athletes will be on site to aid the serving staff and advocate for SONC, which offers free year-round sports training and competitions to 23,925 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the state. In addition to the Tip-A-Cop promotion, any customer that presents a flier during the same timeslot will have 10 percent of their order proceeds donated to SONC.
Participating Contra Costa County locations and agencies include:
- Antioch [5809 Lone Tree Way]
- Antioch Police Department
- Concord [1501 Concord Ave.]
- Concord BART Police Department
- Pittsburg [4330 Century Blvd.]
- Pittsburg Police Department
Special Olympics is law enforcement’s charity of choice nationwide and agencies raised more than $1 million for athletes in Northern California in 2018. More information is available at www.SONC.org/ChilisTAC.
About Special Olympics Northern California
Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through inclusive sports, education and health. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offers free year-round training and competition programs for 23,925 athletes who compete in more than 330 competitions in 14 sports annually. On the playing field, SONC promotes inclusion through Unified Sports, bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play as teammates. On school campuses, SONC impacts more than 130,000 school-aged students by promoting inclusion through the Unified Champion Schools Program, which encourages Unified Sports, Inclusive Leadership programs and Whole School Engagement. SONC is also committed to improving the overall health and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities through Healthy Athletes events, offering health screenings and services free of charge. SONC relies on the support of 23,510 volunteers and funding from individuals, organizations, corporations, government and foundations. In 2018, SONC honored the 50-year anniversary of Special Olympics. More information may be found by visiting www.sonc.org and on Facebook/Twitter @SONorCal and Instagram @SpecialOlympicsNCA.