Statewide Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser to Benefit Special Olympics Oregon

Red Robin teams up with law enforcement officers to support Special Olympics athletes

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Saturday, Sept. 29 from 12 to 8 p.m., local law enforcement officers will trade in their handcuffs and badges for serving aprons and burgers at all 16 Red Robin(R) restaurants in Oregon for a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser. During the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser, law enforcement officers will collect tips from restaurant guests to benefit Special Olympics Oregon.

Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign (LETR). LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop, is presented by more than 85,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics where funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

"On behalf of Special Olympics Oregon, we would like to thank local law enforcement and Red Robin for their incredible support," said Margie Hunt, chief executive officer for Special Olympics Oregon. "Efforts like these make it possible for us to continue to provide high-quality sports training programs and competitions, free of charge, to all Special Olympics athletes."

"We are honored to be a part of this program and to support Special Olympics Oregon," said Kim McBee, Red Robin vice president of marketing. "We encourage the community to join us on this special day to support Special Olympics athletes and local law enforcement in Oregon."

Red Robin has 16 restaurants in Oregon, including 12 corporate-owned restaurants with three locations in Portland, two in Hillsboro and one each in Beaverton, Clackamas, Eugene, Gresham, Salem, Sherwood and Wilsonville. Restaurant Development Company, a franchisee of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., owns and operates four locations in Albany, Bend, Medford and Roseburg. To find the Red Robin(R) restaurant nearest you, please visit

About Special Olympics Oregon

Special Olympics Oregon provides year-round training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Today, there are more than 5,000 active Special Olympics Oregon athletes who participate in sports, including skiing, swimming, track and field, softball, golf and bowling. For more information about Special Olympics Oregon please visit

About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Nasdaq: RRGB)

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (, a casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1969, serves up wholesome, fun, feel-good experiences in a family-friendly environment. Red Robin(R) restaurants are famous for serving more than 22 high-quality gourmet burgers in a variety of recipes with Bottomless Steak Fries(R), as well as salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and signature Mad Mixology(R) Beverages. There are more than 375 Red Robin(R) restaurants located across the United States and Canada, including corporate-owned locations and those operating under franchise agreements.

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