HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Cops Serve Up Food For Special Olympics

KJCT8.com

1483 days ago   Article ID# 942111
Original URL

 

Special Olympics

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.

Copyright 2015 KJCT8.com   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1483 days ago   Article ID# 942111

Special Olympics    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Special Olympics News

Edmonton law enforcement officers take a dive in the cold for charity

102 days ago From metronews.ca 

CALGARY, CANADA - ...

Newton Police spin, raise $9,100 for Special Olympics

607 days ago From Hickory Daily Record 

HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA - NEWTON, N.C. =97 Officers from the Newton Police Department recently participated in the inaugural Special Olympics Spin-A-Thon, helping raise $9,100 for the ...

Softball tourney raises $2,500 for local Special Olympics team

611 days ago From Great Bend Tribune 

GREAT BEND, KANSAS - This year's Storm Co-Ed Benefit Softball Tournament, played Aug. 3 at Veteran's Fields in Great Bend, is in the books but the tourney certainly wasn't played by ...

Dozens jump into Lake Shawnee for charity

811 days ago From Topeka Capital Journal 

TOPEKA, KANSAS - Dozens jump into Lake Shawnee for charity. Polar Plunge raises $17,000 for Special Olympics. Posted: January 26, 2013 - 3:06pm. Photos. Back | Next. Back | Next. Participants of the Polar Plunge charge into Lake Shawnee on Saturday to raise money for ...

Officers raise money for charity with Polar Plunge

823 days ago From Dothan Eagle 

DOTHAN, ALABAMA - Officers raise money for charity with Polar Plunge - Dothan Eagle: News · Advanced Search · Partly Cloudy · 75=B0 · Partly Cloudy · Home · Subscribe to Newspaper · RSS Feeds · E-mail Alerts &mid ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  Next >> 

<< Return To Health News

Action Center

Obama: Reject KXL once and for all

Action: Climate Change

President Obama has pledged to veto the Keystone XL bill being pushed through Congress by climate-denying conservatives. But ...

Namibia intensifies fight against poaching

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Namibian government has increased the number of soldiers working with the ministry of environment following the discovery of ...

Deforestation continues in Jammu and Kashmir despite floods

Action: Stop Deforestation

There was a crucial lesson in the floods that ravaged Jammu and Kashmir in 2014. But that lesson is lost, it seems. Even afte ...

Save your bees, please

Action: Stop Pollution

Neonicotinoids, or "neonics," are fast becoming the most popular and widely used class of pesticides in the world such that u ...

Stop new oil and gas drilling off America's shores!

Action: Save Our Oceans

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon caused the biggest oil spill in U.S. history in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama Administ ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright The Charity Vault All rights reserved.