California Rehabilitation Center staff pitched in for a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser. From left are Sgt. Therese Moore, Officer Robert Buhrmann, Sgt.  John Dowling, Officer Sergio Salazar and Lt. Sarah Watson.

California Rehabilitation Center staff pitched in for a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser. From left are Sgt. Therese Moore, Officer Robert Buhrmann, Sgt. John Dowling, Officer Sergio Salazar and Lt. Sarah Watson.

California Rehabilitation Center slings food in Corona

By Lt. Sarah Watson, AA/Public Information Officer
California Rehabilitation Center

Correctional staff from the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) recently joined forces with Riverside County Sheriffs, Corona Police Department and Eastvale Police Department to raise over $3,500 for Special Olympics.

Select California Claim Jumper Restaurants partnered with local law enforcement agencies to raise thousands of dollars for Special Olympics.

Law enforcement officers served as celebrity waiters, and their tips supported Special Olympics Southern California.  CRC represented the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Class A attire.

Associate Warden Robert Bandholtz, L. Sarah Watson, Sergeants Mark Carlock, John Dowling, and Therese Moore; along with Officers Robert Buhrmann and Sergio Salazar stood side-by-side to raise funds and awareness for the cause.

Tip-A-Cop events are part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is one of the largest fundraising arms of Special Olympics Southern California. All tips are tax-deductible and support sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Associate Warden Bandholtz said, “It was an honor to attend and support these dedicated law enforcement staff give of themselves to support the champions at the Special Olympics.  I encourage as many law enforcement staff to participate to support the Special Olympics in any way possible. I just want to say thank you to the participants.”

(Editor’s note: Some websites may not be accessible from a CDCR computer.)

For more information about Special Olympics, visit www.sosc.org.


CSP-Solano serves it up in Fairfield

CSP-Solano's Community Partnership Manager and Special Olympic athletes, along with a staff member from Texas Roadhouse in Fairfield, take a break during Tip-A-Cop.

CSP-Solano’s Community Partnership Manager and Special Olympic athletes, along with a staff member from Texas Roadhouse in Fairfield, take a break during Tip-A-Cop.

By Lt. Marlaina Dernoncourt, AA/Public Information Officer
California State Prison, Solano

California State Prison, Solano, staff participated in a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse in Fairfield.

They raised $4,074 during the May 18 event.

Across the state, staff members from the state prison system have been volunteering their time to raise funds for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting Special Olympics.

Learn more about Special Olympics of Northern California, https://www.sonc.org/.