(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / March 29, 2017) - Eskimo Joe’s and Local Law Enforcement Officers Raise Funds to Benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma
Who: Special Olympics Oklahoma, local law enforcement agencies, Eskimo Joe’s, Mexico Joe’s and MoJo’s.
What: Local law enforcement will trade in their handcuffs and badges for aprons and burgers at Stan Clark Companies in Stillwater, Oklahoma as part of the Tip-A-Cop event benefiting Special Olympics. Law enforcement in Stillwater will collect tips and help serve Stan Clark Companies guests from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at three locations: Eskimo Joe’s, Mexico Joe’s and MoJo’s.
When: Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Three locations at Eskimo Joe’s, Mexico Joe’s and MoJo’s. We encourage Stillwater media to visit one of the local Stan Clark Companies for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes and representatives.
Why: Supporting local and national causes like Special Olympics and promoting the health and welfare of families and citizens in local communities is an important part of the Eskimo Joe’s culture. Eskimo Joe’s has been supporting Special Olympics programs across the state for the past 20 years and has helped raise more than $100,176 for Special Olympics Oklahoma. Eskimo Joe’s designs a unique T-shirt for Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games every year.
CONTACT: Kendra Moreland - Eskimo Joe's - firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Ham - Special Olympics Oklahoma - email@example.com
Tip-A-Cop® is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events, is represented by more than 97,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.
The Mission of Special Olympics is to provide a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Today, more than 11,600 Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes participate in more than 140 sports competitions and training clinic opportunities every year. Competition is offered in 16 official sports.