Local law enforcement personnel will be trading in their badges for aprons and collecting “tips” as donations for Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) at a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser this Thursday, Aug. 9, at select Chili’s Grill & Bar locations in Las Vegas.
Officers and Special Olympics athletes will be on site to aid the serving staff and advocate for SONV, which offers free year-round sports training and competitions to 3,050 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Agencies will include Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County School District Police Department, North Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and Nevada Department of Corrections.
Participating Chili’s locations include: 3743 Las Vegas Blvd., 2011 N. Rainbow Blvd., 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd., 6505 N. Decatur Blvd., 7535 Las Vegas Blvd., 9051 W. Charleston Blvd. and 7355 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. The Tip-A-Cop will be hosted during lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m.
Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports, education and athlete health. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offers free year-round training and competition programs for 3,050 athletes who compete in more than 50 competitions in 10 sports annually. More information may be found by visiting www.sonv.org and following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SONevada.