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Bloomington ISP Troopers Raise $1,900 For Special Olympics
Updated June 10, 2015 8:19 AM
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Left to right: Special Olympic Athlete, ISP Trooper Robert Whyte, Senior Trooper Ryan Miller and Master Trooper Mike Clephane
Left to right: ISP Trooper Robert Whyte, Special Olympic Athletes, Trooper Matthew Harris and Trooper Zach Parker

(BLOOMINGTON) - Indiana State Police Troopers from the Bloomington Post, participated in the "Tip-A-Cop" fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics of Indiana and raise more than $1,971.

The event was held at the Texas Roadhouse in Bloomington.

During the evening, Texas Roadhouse staff, Special Olympic athletes, and 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 $1,971.00 in "Tips" for Special Olympics of Indiana.

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

In all, law enforcement from around the state helped raise over $15,000 in "tips" for Special Olympics Indiana last week alone.

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-Cop 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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