Staff from three CDCR institutions partnered with local law enforcement agencies and Special Olympics to raise funds through Tip-a-Cop.

By CSP-Sacramento staff

Folsom’s Red Robin saw staff from California State Prison, Sacramento, raising money through Tip-a-Cop. The effort raised $4,144.50 for Special Olympics of Northern California.

California Medical Facility Associate Warden Chris Tileston partnered with Special Olympics athletes to raise money for the organization.

By Lt. Megan Cherinka, AA/PIO
California Medical Facility

On Oct. 22, CMF Associate Warden Chris Tileston and members from the Northern California Special Olympics teamed-up to help assist wait staff at Red Robin in Roseville. The athletes were able to help staff deliver food to tables full of hungry guests and in return were able to raise $1,828 between lunch and dinner for the Special Olympics organization.

By Sierra Conservation Center staff

On Oct. 14, Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) staff members Lt. Robert Kelsey, Community Resource Manager Dameion Renault, and Staff Services Analyst Christy Fields teamed up with the Tuolumne County Sheriff and Highway Patrol for a Tip-A-Cop event at Applebee’s restaurant in Sonora to benefit the Tuolumne County Special Olympics.  The event raised almost $3,000 which will be used to pay for uniforms and travel for the team of athletes. The SCC staff were paired up with an Applebee’s staff member and a Special Olympian athlete and assisted in taking orders, running food and bussing tables. Each athlete presented an envelope to the patron requesting a donation for Special Olympics and gave information about themselves and the events they participate in. The event was well-received by the public. According to organizers, SCC is proud of its partnership with local law enforcement and will continue to foster the relationship with the local Special Olympics organization.