From 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, a Tip A Cop event will be held at the Sequim Applebee’s Restaurant, 130 River Road.
Law enforcement officers will help the wait staff and invite guests to “tip” not only the staff but also the officer. The tip for the officer will be forwarded to Special Olympics of Washington in support of the Special Olympics.
In May, a breakfast was sponsored by all Western Washington Applebee’s restaurants where proceeds went to the Special Olympics. Sequim’s Applebee’s finished first in proceeds collected, beating out much larger cities.
The Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. By participating in sports, physical fitness and health care education programs, Special Olympics athletes increase their self-confidence and social skills, improve physical and motor skills, and have better success in leading more productive and independent lives.
More than 8,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics Washington programs. All athletes participate at no cost to themselves or their families. Some of the athletes will be at Applebee’s on Sept. 23.
Officers and deputies from Clallam County, Port Angeles and Port Townsend police departments and the Washington State Patrol will participate. Newly appointed Chief Bill Dickinson of the Sequim Police Department also has volunteered.