Hamden, CT, September 1, 2021 -- Branford Police will return to Lenny's Indian Head Inn to host their annual Tip-A-Cop event that benefits Special Olympics Connecticut on Monday, September 27th, from noon to 8 p.m. Lenny's is located at 205 S. Montowese Street in Branford. The Tip-A-Cop event at Lenny's is the longest running Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics in the state and has raised over $175,000 to date for the organization.
During the event - which has become a much-anticipated tradition - officers will volunteer their time and team up with restaurant employees to welcome customers and take and serve their orders. All tips the officers receive will be dedicated to helping Special Olympics Connecticut provide life-changing sports, health and fitness programs to athletes of all abilities.
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Connecticut
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 and Papa's Dodge
About Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 12,000 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)