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

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

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Friday, July 27, 2007, from 12 to 8 p.m., local law enforcement officers will trade in their handcuffs and badges for aprons and burgers at Red Robin(R) restaurants in Colorado for the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser. During the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser, law enforcement officers will collect tips from restaurant guests to benefit Special Olympics Colorado.

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 Colorado, we would like to thank local law enforcement and Red Robin for their incredible support," said Mindy Watrous, president and chief executive officer for Special Olympics Colorado. "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 Colorado," said Eric Houseman, Red Robin president and chief operating officer. "We encourage the community to join us on this special day to support Special Olympics athletes and local law enforcement here in Colorado."

Red Robin has 20 restaurants in Colorado, including locations in Colorado Springs, Littleton, Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Greeley, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Longmont, Loveland and Parker. To find the Red Robin(R) restaurant location nearest you, please visit

About Special Olympics Colorado

Special Olympics Colorado, (SOCO), strives to change lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Through year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports and other related programming for more than 8,500 children and adults, (ages 8 and up), with intellectual disabilities across Colorado, SOCO has created a model community that celebrates people's diverse gifts. Special Olympics Colorado provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics. For more information about Special Olympics Colorado please visit

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

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB;, founded in 1969, is a casual dining restaurant chain that 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 370 Red Robin(R) restaurants located across the United States and Canada, which include both corporate-owned locations and those operated under franchise or license agreements.

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