By Lt. Elton Soriano, AA/Public Information Officer
Folsom State Prison
Folsom State Prison staff, along with other local law enforcement and Northern California Special Olympics athletes, recently participated in the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for the Northern California Special Olympics at the Citrus Heights Red Robin restaurant.
Officers and athletes volunteered on Oct. 22 by serving as “celebrity waiters” for customers. The volunteers assisted Red Robin employees by busing tables and refilling drinks for guests enjoying their meals. The customers responded by providing tips to their “celebrity waiters,” will all tips going to the Special Olympics.
Folsom State Prison was able to raise $3,600 in support of Special Olympics during the Tip-A-Cop event.
The Tip-A-Cop event sponsored by Folsom State Prison was part of a nationwide collaboration, that took place throughout the month of October, between Red Robin restaurants and law enforcement agencies to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics.