Written by Danielle Couture
Willimantic, CT - - The Eastern Connecticut State University Police Department will work with the Middletown Police Department, in conjunction with Special Olympics Connecticut, to hold "Tip-A-Cop" from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 21 at the Amici Italian Grill at 280 Main St., Middletown. This is the first time that the Eastern police department has worked with Middletown police on this project.
Middletown and Eastern Connecticut State University police officers will be taking orders and serving customers for lunch and dinner alongside Amici Italian Grill staff to support Special Olympics Connecticut.
Tip-A-Cop will donate 100 percent of the tips made to benefit the 13,000 athletes and partners of Special Olympics Connecticut. Amici Italian Grill will donate 10 percent of the sales on March 21 to support the event.
The Special Olympics, the charity of law enforcement officers all over the world, provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This competition gives them the opportunity to develop physical fitness; demonstrate courage; experience joy; and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
For more information contact Thomas Madera at Maderat@easternct.edu or call him at (860)-465-0007.