San Angelo & Abilene Police will help Special Olympians during Tip A Cop Night on Thursday, July 21st!

courtesy Special Olympics

Local police officers and Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) members from the Abilene and San Angelo area will trade in their handcuffs for serving aprons at the annual Tip A Cop Night, being held at Texas Roadhouse, located at 1381 S. Danville Rd. in Abilene and 3057 W. Loop 306 in San Angelo on Thursday, July 21.

From 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., officers will serve tables and collect tips, which will be turned in as donations to Special Olympics Texas at the end of the dinner shift.

Everyone is encouraged to dine at any of the two participating Texas Roadhouse locations and ‘Tip A Cop’ for his/her dedicated effort to support SOTX athletes. All tips will go toward providing SOTX programming for more than 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities in the this area.

Contributions can be made via cash, check or credit card. For more information, contact Luann Chastain ( at 325.677.3200.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics' largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation.  In the last decade, Torch Run has contributed over $12 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX.  The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 55,200 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.

About Special Olympics Texas

Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with Special Olympics on: Twitter @SOTexas; Visit the SOTX-Big Country Area Facebook page at