Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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.

Kansas City police officers, along with officers from Riverside, Liberty, Pleasant Valley, and Independence police departments, as well as the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, will be at three Corner Café locations from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. 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 $10,000 for Special Olympics Missouri.

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

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