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 from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at four 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 3,253 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the state.
Participating locations include:
- 2011 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108
- 6505 N Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131
- 9051 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89117
- 7335 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89113
Special Olympics is law enforcement’s charity of choice nationwide and agencies raised more than $300,000 for athletes in Nevada in 2018. More information is available at www.SONV.org/ChilisTAC.
Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) 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 3,253 athletes who compete in more than 60 competitions in 10 sports annually. On the playing field, SONV promotes inclusion through Unified Sports, bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play as teammates. On school campuses, SONV impacts more than 62,000 school-aged students by promoting inclusion through the Unified Champion Schools Program, which encourages Unified Sports, Inclusive Leadership programs and Whole School Engagement. SONV 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. SONV relies on the support of 4,766 volunteers and funding from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations. In 2018, SONV honored the 50-year anniversary of Special Olympics. More information may be found by visiting www.sonv.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @SONevada.