Date(s) - 02/17/2018
6:00 am - 10:00 am
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Breakfast at Woodsby’s Café
4515 S. OBT, Kissimmee, FL
Saturday, February 17th, 2017
For More Information, Please Call 407-348-1105
Tip-A-Cop is an annual fund-raising event organized by The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics.
Law enforcement officers volunteer their time as “celebrity waiters” in restaurants and receive tips to raise funds for Special Olympics.
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities.
- These athletes who may or may not have a physical disability, represent programs from over 150 countries from all the major continents
- Special Olympics operates on funds raised at the international, national, state and local levels from corporations, individuals, special events and grants.
- Special Olympics is sports, competitions, and socialization; meaning the benefits include not only fitness, coordination and cardiovascular improvements, but also confidence, discipline, self-esteem, and fun.
- From the start, Special Olympics has made training the priority and has established strict guidelines to ensure that every athlete receives quality training before competing.
- To improve the quality of training, Special Olympics instituted a program of coaches training and curriculum and certification in 1981
- Every athlete who competes in Special Olympics events will compete against athletes of similar ability. Placed in competition divisions according to previous times or scores, age and where appropriate, gender.
- Special Olympics serves the needs of athletes of all ability levels, including those with more severe intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities, those having physical disabilities in addition to intellectual disabilities, and high-functioning athletes who may be able to move into mainstream sports or participate in Unified Sports® Leagues.
- Special Olympics Outreach is an on-going movement — the natural evolution of a program that began small and gained momentum rapidly to spread around the world. Worldwide, there are an estimated 190 million people with intellectual disabilities, seven million in the US. Special Olympics currently serves 2.5 million people with intellectual disabilities in 200 programs in more than 180 countries.