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Cops Serve Up Food For Special Olympics

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1241 days ago   Article ID# 942111
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GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO (KJCT8.com) - Local police officers sported a very different uniform than usual today. They tied on aprons and served up food to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Officers took part at each of Colorado's Red Robin locations. They collected special tips to go directly toward the charity.

The event is part of an annual fundraiser that brings in upwards of $250,000 every year.

"The whole purpose behind Special Olympics is to get the athletes involved and out into the community so people can see what they can actually do," says Colorado State Patrol Trooper Chris Wright.

"The money allows them to have uniforms, travel, hotel rooms, lift tickets, whatever it takes for the athletes to participate."

The officers are hoping to raise $5,000 locally.

The fundraiser is going on until 8 p.m. Saturday. It's at the Red Robin on Highway 6 & 50 in Grand Junction.

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