MONROE, CT — Police officers will serve dinners at Jennie’s Pizzeria, 380 Monroe Turnpike, this Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the generous tips of patrons will benefit Special Olympics Connecticut athletes.
Town officers will volunteer their time to work with restaurant employees, welcoming customers, taking orders and serving meals.
The tip money will help Special Olympics Connecticut to provide life-changing sports, health and fitness programs to athletes of all abilities. Tip-A-Cop is a Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut event. For information, visit soct.org, email [email protected] or call (203) 230-1201.
Law Enforcement Torch Run®
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Connecticut is one of the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicles — celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2021.
A highlight of the program is the annual Torch Run, when officers from police departments and law enforcement agencies across the state participate in a three-day run leading up to the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games in June.
The program extends throughout the year, as the officers also organize and host fundraisers that include but are not limited to Tip-a-Cop, Cop-on-Top and Penguin Plunge events.
Platinum Sponsors: The Hometown Foundation, Whelen Engineering, WWE, and The Bearingstar Insurance Charitable Fund
Gold Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets
Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 10,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners — their teammates without disabilities.
Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 193 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for people of all abilities, on and off the playing field. (www.soct.org)
Partner Sponsors: Bozzuto’s Inc., Enterprise, ESPN, Eversource Energy, The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, The Hometown Foundation, Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut, TD Bank, Raytheon Technologies and WWE.
Year-Round Suppliers: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, Connecticut Portable Storage/PODS, Marcus Communications, N&D Sports, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and WORX.