VIDEO: BCSO Aids Special Olympics

By  //  February 10, 2015

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fundraising event was held at Uno's Viera

ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Melbourne Police Department on Tuesday at Uno’s Viera, for a multi-agency Tip-a-Cop fundraising event in Brevard County. (Video by Zach Clark, SpaceCoastDaily.com)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Melbourne Police Department on Tuesday at Uno’s Viera, for a multi-agency Tip-a-Cop fundraising event in Brevard County.

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This fundraising event was part of the year-round support for the Special Olympics Florida.

BCSO-STAR-180These 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.

Cpl. Dave Jacobs

Cpl. Dave Jacobs

“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,” said Cpl. Dave Jacobs.

“A 9-year old boy was eating dinner with his mom, and as she was paying her bill and they were talking about helping people and supporting the Special Olympics, he took out his own birthday money and matched what his mom put in the envelope. Melted our hearts.”

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The Tip-A-Cop fundraising events are part of the year-round support for the Special Olympics Florida. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

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.

Melbourne Police Wait Tables To Support Special OlympicsRelated Story:
Melbourne Police Wait Tables To Support Special Olympics

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.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS BREVARD

BELOW 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.

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