TIP A COP FUNDRAISER
Metro Nashville Police Work at E. Nashville Restaurant to Raise Money for Special Olympics Officers to work alongside servers at Burger Up for lunch and dinner
On September 7, 2017, Metro Nashville Police Department, in conjunction with Special Olympics Tennessee will be hosting a “Tip A Cop” event at the East Nashville Burger Up (970 Woodland Street). Officers from the East Precinct will be working alongside Burger Up staff to serve patrons throughout lunch and dinner, beginning at 11:15am. Special Olympics Athlete Ambassadors will also be on site, greeting diners at the door. Tips along with 10% of sales will be donated to Special Olympics Tennessee.
“The Metro Police Department’s East Precinct is excited to be partnering with both Special Olympics and Burger Up for “Tip A Cop”, says East Precinct’s Commander David Imholf. “The event will allow officers to engage the community alongside Special Olympics athletes to promote a very worthy cause.”
Members of the Metro Nashville Police Department support Special Olympics throughout the year by participating in the Music City Polar Plunge, Special Olympics Tennessee State Summer Games and Special Olympics Torch Run, all of which are an ancillary part of the world-wide Law Enforcement Torch Run program. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness as well as funds for the Special Olympics movement. Known as the Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope” into Opening Ceremonies of the local, state, national and international competitions.
Burger Up’s General Manager, Brandon Ingle, said “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with our neighborhood precinct in a fun way to promote and support such an important cause.”
Special Olympics Tennessee provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.