July 14, 2011

Help SCPD Officers Raise Money for Special Olympics

Want to see your uniformed police operating in a totally different role? Officers from the Santa Cruz Police Department will be volunteering their time to act as wait staff for the Delaveaga Golf Lodge on Wednesday the 20th from 10 am 1 pm.  Officers will be in uniform serving water and coffee and helping with the service of food, all in hopes of raising funds for Special Olympics athletes in Santa Cruz County. Restaurant patrons will be able to add an extra tip (beyond what they leave for the real wait staff) to support our community’s very special athletes.

Because of Special Olympics, developmentally disabled athletes and their families are able to enjoy the challenge of training for a sport and then competing against other athletes. It provides an opportunity for the athletes to participate in organized competition and to experience the camaraderie of team and individual sports…all at no cost to them for uniforms, training or transportation. Everybody wins in this endeavor and the parents of the athletes get to see their children display their athletic abilities and smile. Although these experiences may seem simple and everyday to you, they can be magical for a special athlete.

Officers enjoy the positive interaction with the public that comes from the Tip-A-Cop event. The athletes look up to the officers and recognize them as friends. Police officers worldwide participate in fund raising events for Special Olympics. 

Please join us at the Delaveaga Golf Lodge for a great cause! You can contact Lt. Colleen McMahon at 420-5857 if you have questions. See you there.