BCSO Hosts Special Olympics Fundraising Event Today
By Brevard County Sheriff // February 9, 2015
fundraising event at Uno's Viera
ABOVE VIDEO: Local supporters welcome the Brevard Special Olympics softball team after they won the Gold Medal. Brevard County’s Special Olympics softball team won the gold medal at the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the Melbourne Police Department on February 9 at Uno’s Viera, for a multi-agency Tip-a-Cop fundraising event in Brevard County.
This fundraising event is part of the year-round support for the Special Olympics Florida.
These events host Law Enforcement personnel throughout the state of Florida volunteering their time as “celebrity waiters” in restaurants across the state to raise funds for the Special Olympics through the tips they raise.
Tip-a-Cop events help support The Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics which is the largest annual law enforcement fund-raising event for Special Olympics Florida.
The participating deputies and officers from virtually every branch of federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement will represent a total of over 300 different agencies banding together for such an incredible cause.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is where Law Enforcement personnel carry the ‘Flame of Hope’ across Florida in an intrastate relay of simultaneous routes, covering countless thousands of miles.
The torch is carried by law enforcement officers and citizens all the way to the Opening Ceremonies of Florida’s annual State Summer Games.
Funding is also generated through the sale of the popular Torch Run T-shirts, hats, and through various local fundraising events such as Tip-a-Cop.
You can support Special Olympics Florida by taking part in one of the many fun events held throughout the year, or by locating your local law enforcement agency and buying this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run commemorative t-shirt or hat.
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