Carlsbad's will have local cops serve patrons on Thurs. April 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The law enforcement officers will serve as celebrity waiters, donating their tips to Special Olympics Southern California.
Event coordinator Carlsbad Police Sergeant Kevin Lehan explained, “This event raises money for some amazing athletes. It is well received by the customers and tremendously rewarding for our police officers.” Lehan adds, “With the help of the Claim Jumper staff, Officers serve as waiters earning 'tips' and educating restaurant patrons about the Special Olympics. During the evening Special Olympic athletes walk through the restaurant, talk to patrons and share their stories.”
Carlsbad Police has participated in the Tip-A-Cop event for over 10 years and all the tax deductible tips go to charity. The cost of sending one athlete to the Special Olympics is about $500. The Tip-A-Cop event usually raises $2,500.
would like to thank the Claim Jumper Restaurant and its hard working staff for participating in this annual event. Lehan concludes, “Come on out, have some great food and support a great charity.”