Officers Serve as Celebrity Waiters for Tip-A-Cop® Fundraiser

Claim Jumper and Law Enforcement Officers Raise Funds to Benefit Special Olympics

Who: Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC), local Law Enforcement agencies, and Claim Jumper Restaurants

What: Claim Jumper to Host Tip-A-Cop Events to Support Special Olympics Southern California

When: Thursday, April 8, 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: All Southern California Claim Jumper restaurants– visit for locations. We encourage local media to visit one of the Claim Jumper Restaurants for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics Southern California representatives and athletes.

Why: Southern California Claim Jumper Restaurants are partnering with local law enforcement agencies to raise money for Special Olympics. Law enforcement officers will serve as celebrity waiters at 24 locations, and their tips will support Special Olympics Southern California.

In addition to tips, on Claim Jumper will donate 20% of all dessert sales on April 8 to Special Olympics Southern California to help reach the fundraising goal of $200,000.

Tip-A-Cop events are part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, which is one of the largest fundraising arms of Special Olympics Southern California. All tips are tax-deductible and support sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For more information, visit or

About Special Olympics Southern California: Special Olympics Southern California has been changing lives through the power of sport for more than 40 years. Special Olympics offers opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to participate in year-round sports training and competition. Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to develop fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy as they participate in the sharing of gifts and friendship with other athletes, their families and the community. For more information about how to compete, volunteer, coach or donate to Special Olympics Southern California, visit

Media Contacts

Natalie Eaglin                                                          Kim Pine
Claim Jumper Restaurants                                        Special Olympics Southern California
949.756.9001                                                         562.354.2611                      

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Special Olympics, Inc. for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.

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