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ISP Troopers Raise $2,190 For Special Olympics
Updated April 16, 2014 3:17 PM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - On Wednesday April 9th from 4 to 10 pm, Indiana State Police troopers from the Bloomington Post participated in the "Tip-A-Cop" fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics of Indiana. The event was held at the Texas Roadhouse in Bloomington.

During the evening, Texas Roadhouse staff, Special Olympic athletes and Indiana State Troopers partnered to create an atmosphere of charity and fun. Officers and athletes provided fundraiser information to patrons of the restaurant and those patrons returned their generosity in the form of $2190.75 in "Tips" for Special Olympics of Indiana.

The Indiana State Police and Special Olympics of Indiana extend their gratitude to those who generously donated money and to the Texas Roadhouse of Bloomington for partnering in this important project.

This week, the Indiana State Police hosted the same event at five other state police districts around Indiana.

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS INDIANA

Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 11,000 athletes across Indiana. Special Olympics Indiana is part of the international network of accredited Special Olympics Programs that reaches nearly 4 million athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide.

ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN

Tip-A-CopĀ® is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop, is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.



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