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Published September 16, 2013, 11:07 AM

Applebee's to hold "Tip a Cop" fundraiser for Special Olympics Sept 24, 25

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics will conduct the 8th annual statewide “Tip A Cop” event at all Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bars September 24 & 25 from 5-9 pm. Local law enforcement personnel in Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, and Williston will be working dinner shifts collecting “tips” to help Special Olympics provide programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics will conduct the 8th annual statewide “Tip A Cop” event at all Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bars September 24 & 25 from 5-9 pm. Local law enforcement personnel in Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, and Williston will be working dinner shifts collecting “tips” to help Special Olympics provide programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

“The partnership of Applebee’s, Law Enforcement and Special Olympics creates a dynamic trio of common attitudes and purposes. The end result will provide children and adults with intellectual disabilities a platform where they can exceed their personal bests, where they can participate with determination and pride and, feel the acceptance and respect of society in general, “says Kathleen Meagher, Pres/CEO of Special Olympics North Dakota.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run program is the largest grass-roots public awareness and fund-raising program for Special Olympics throughout the world. The Torch, which is the Flame of Hope, is a part of all Special Olympics ceremonies, symbolizing the unlimited potential of the human spirit.

Special Olympics North Dakota provides year-round programs of sports training, athletic competition, and healthy athlete initiatives for 1,400 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in North Dakota.

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