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‘Tip-a-(Normandy Park) Cop’ and help Special Olympics on Saturday, Oct. 27

‘Tip-a-(Normandy Park) Cop’ and help Special Olympics on Saturday, Oct. 27

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Normandy Park Police are partnering with the Criminal Justice Training Commission for this year’s annual ‘Tip-a-Cop’ event to raise money... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Special Olympics Torch Run lights up Burien

PHOTOS: Special Olympics Torch Run lights up Burien

Last Saturday, June 30, the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run cruised through Burien, holding a rally, meeting local officials, with athletes proudly running with a torch through the streets while... [Read more]

Special Olympics ‘Torch Stop’ will be at Burien Town Square this Saturday

Special Olympics ‘Torch Stop’ will be at Burien Town Square this Saturday

This Saturday, June 30, Burien Town Square will serve as a Torch Run Stop for the @SpecialOlympics, which is in Seattle this year. This is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Light Run, which kicks off the... [Read more]

Two local students attend Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Experience in Chicago

Two local students attend Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Experience in Chicago

Jesus Perez from Evergreen. Highline High’s Chance Stoneback. Two Highline students joined the big leagues when they traveled to Chicago, July 31 – August 3 – Evergreen High School’s Jesus... [Read more]

Knights of Columbus Holding Fundraiser for Special Olympics this Weekend

Knights of Columbus Holding Fundraiser for Special Olympics this Weekend

The Knights of Columbus will be holding a fundraiser drive for Special Olympics this weekend – Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21 – from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Sam’s Club in Renton. Look... [Read more]

“Tip-A-Cop” In Tukwila This Thursday To Help Special Olympics

“Tip-A-Cop” In Tukwila This Thursday To Help Special Olympics

The Tukwila Police Department will be sponsoring a “Tip-A-Cop” fundraising event to benefit Special Olympics this Thursday, Sept. 23rd from 5pm – 9pm at all Applebee’s Restaurants,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Local Man Rappels 40 Stories Down Skyscraper For Special Olympics

PHOTOS: Local Man Rappels 40 Stories Down Skyscraper For Special Olympics

Last Saturday (Aug. 14th), a local man who uses the pseudonym “Sam the Sausage” (aka “John Nelson”) took part in a thrilling fundraiser for Special Olympics called “Over The Edge”... [Read more]

X-Treme Sausage To Rappel From Skyscraper For Special Olympics Saturday

X-Treme Sausage To Rappel From Skyscraper For Special Olympics Saturday

Sam the Sausage (aka “Super-Brat”) is not your average sausage. A self-described “high-powered” attorney, he is a senior partner at “Dudley, Winston and Brat,” a prominent Seattle firm know... [Read more]

World’s Largest Truck Convoy Will Raise $$ For Special Olympics Saturday

World’s Largest Truck Convoy Will Raise $$ For Special Olympics Saturday

This Saturday, Sept. 26th, dozens of Washington State Truckers will drive their big rigs in a huge convoy while local law enforcement will escort them from the Tacoma Dome to the Insurance Auto Auctions... [Read more]

PHOTOS: That Wasn’t A Police Raid, It Was A Fundraiser!

PHOTOS: That Wasn’t A Police Raid, It Was A Fundraiser!

If you were in the vicinity of Red Robin on Southcenter Blvd. in Tukwila on Saturday you may have noticed an unusually large gathering of police cars, fire trucks, and even a SWAT paddy wagon along with numerous uniformed officers.

No, it wasn’t a police raid on the burger joint – it was the annual “Tip A Cop” fundraiser for Special Olympics.

“Tip A Cop” is a major fundraiser put on at Red Robins throughout Washington as well as many other states. It ran from Noon to 8pm Saturday, and the idea is this:

  • For a minimum donation of $5, you could have a friend (or family member) “arrested,” handcuffed and taken outside to a waiting SWAT paddy wagon by a real, uniformed police officer.
  • All donations went to Special Olympics.
  • Saturday’s goal was to raise $5,000.
  • Officers from the Tukwila Police Department were there, along with members of the Washington State Patrol, Recruits from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, as well as area Police Explorers.
  • Departments from around the US compete against each other, and this year, according to Tukwila Officer Ted Rutt, the main competition was against the state of Colorado.
  • The last Special Olympics fundraiser these guys pulled off was the Polar Bear Plunge on Valentine’s Day (read the story and watch our exclusive video here)
  • “Tip-A-Cop” is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) campaign, which includes a series of relay runs and other fundraisers represented by more than 85,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics.

Our own Scott Schaefer was there, and he took these photos:

VIDEO: Polar Bear Plunge Raises $$ For Special Olympics

VIDEO: Polar Bear Plunge Raises $$ For Special Olympics

On Saturday (Feb. 14th), over a dozen area residents braved the chilly 45-degree temps of Puget Sound near the Redondo Pier in Des Moines for a special “Polar Bear Plunge” to raise money for... [Read more]