The employees of Lenny’s Indian Head Inn and the Branford police will team up to present their 20th Annual Tip-A-Cop event benefitting Special Olympics Connecticut on Monday, June 4th, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lenny’s Indian Head Inn is located at 205 South Montowese Street, Branford. For more information, call 203-488-1500.
Since the event’s inception 20 years ago, Branford police officers, along with the late Kim Conlin - an unwavering supporter and previous owner of Lenny’s, current owners Chris Conlin and Lloyd Conlin, and the entire Lenny’s Indian Head Inn staff, have collaborated to raise over $70,000 for Special Olympics Connecticut athletes.
As in previous years, police officers will don aprons, take orders and serve lunch and dinner to restaurant patrons for the day, working with restaurant employees. Envelopes will be provided on tables so that guests may leave tips for the officers who serve them. All tips the officers receive for their efforts will go to support Special Olympics athletes in their year-round sports training and to further the Special Olympics mission of inspiring inclusion, respect and acceptance for individuals of all abilities. For more information about Special Olympics Connecticut, call 203-230-1201 or visit www.soct.org.
About the Special Olympics Connecticut Law Enforcement Torch Run®
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Connecticut is one of the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicles. This year-round program involves law enforcement officers from across the state who volunteer their time to raise awareness and funds through events including Tip-a-Cops, Cop-on-Tops, and Jail N’ Bails. In 2011, the Torch Run raised over $500,000 for Special Olympics Connecticut.
In addition, on June 6, 7 and 8, 2012, over 1,500 officers and athletes will carry the Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" - as they do every year - through hundreds of cities and towns across the state, covering over 530 miles. The runners will reach Southern Connecticut State University where they’ll be part of Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games, June 8-10, 2012. Law Enforcement Torch Run Sponsors: Whelen Engineering, Dream Ride 2012, Adams Hometown Markets / IGA Hometown Supermarkets, and JN Phillips Auto Glass.
About Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners (their teammates without disabilities). Through a myriad of initiatives throughout the state and the world, Special Olympics is a movement that’s changing attitudes and changing lives by inspiring inclusion, understanding and respect for people of all abilities, in all aspects of life. (www.soct.org)
Partner Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Connecticut Light & Power/Yankee Gas/ Western Massachusetts Electric (Northeast Utilities Companies), Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut, TD Bank, and United Technologies. Year-Round Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England, Crystal Rock Water and Coffee Company, Graebel Van Lines, Guida’s Dairy, Marcus Communications, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and Worx Branding & Advertising.