Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tip a Cop on Saturday and help Special Olympics Missouri


Kansas City area residents can enjoy a delicious breakfast delivered by a police officer and support Special Olympics Missouri at the same time with Saturday’s Tip-A-Cop event at metro Corner Café restaurants.

More than 40 police officers will be at three Corner Café restaurants in Riverside, Kansas City North and Independence from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. Instead of their usual job of fighting crime, the off-duty, uniformed officers will be taking orders, serving food, cleaning tables and assisting the regular wait staff at each location.

At the end of each customer’s meal, officers will encourage diners to tip their “real” waiter or waitress first and then ask them if they’d like to make a donation to Special Olympics, the charity of choice for law enforcement nationwide.

Last year’s Tip-A-Cop raised about $12,000 for Special Olympics Missouri. Police officers from the Riverside, Independence and Liberty police departments also are participating in Tip-A-Cop.

The Tip-A-Cop Corner Café locations are:
  • Riverside, Mo.: 4541 NW Gateway Ave.
  • Kansas City: 8301 N. Flintlock Rd.
  • Independence, Mo.: 4215 S. Little Blue Parkway