Law Enforcement Torch Run Fundraising Events

Shirts and Hats

Contact your local law enforcement agency (police, sheriff’s office, etc.) to get yours.


Tip-A-Cop®

Law enforcement personnel volunteer their time as “celebrity waiters” in restaurants and receive tips to raise funds for Special Olympics Florida. These officers work closely alongside the regular wait staff, serving water and coffee, and acting as hosts.


Special Events Around The State

In addition to the annual Torch Run and sales T-shirts and hats, the law enforcement community raises thousands of dollars for Special Olympics Florida each year by hosting local fundraising events in communities throughout the state. If you have an upcoming fundraising event that you would like posted to this page, please e-mail all information to Laura Collins.

OrganizationDateEvent/LocationContact Information
Lake County Sheriff’s OfficeJanuary 15, 2019

11:00 am – 2 pm
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Tip-a-Cop
Chili’s
1206 Avenida Central
Lady Lake
Jim Vachon
Ft. Pierce Police Dept.February 1, 2019

7:30 - 10:30 am
Cops on Donut Shops
2102 S. US1
Ft. Pierce
Osceola County Sheriff's OfficeFebruary 9, 2019

6:00 - 10:00 am
Tip-A-Cop
Koffee Kup
1407 13th Street
St. Cloud
Joe Whitson
Clermont Police DepartmentFebruary 12, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Texas Roadhouse
2457 S. Hwy 27
Clermont
Sgt. Draper
352-536-8412
Sunrise Police DepartmentFebruary 12, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Yardhouse
2610 Sawgrass Mills Circle
Sunrise
Officer Chris Piper
954-746-3562
Baker County Sheriff's OfficeFebruary 15, 2019

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Chili Cookoff
20706 US Hwy. 90
Sanderson
Osceola County Sheriff's OfficeFebruary 16, 2019

7:00 - 11:00 am
Tip-A-Cop
Woodsby's Countryside Cafe
4515 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Kissimmee
Joe Whitson
Okeechobee County Sheriff's OfficeFebruary 20, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Golden Corral
700 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee
Michele Bell
Homestead Police DepartmentFebruary 26, 2019

4:30 - 8:30 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Texas Roadhouse
33250 S. Dixie Hwy.
Florida City
Christine Hodges
305-224-5564
Clermont Police DepartmentFebruary 28, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Outback Steakhouse
1625 E. SR50
Clermont
Sgt. Draper
352-536-8412
St. Lucie Law EnforcementMarch 1, 2019

5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Carrabba's
St. Lucie West
Rick Schictel
772-201-0957

Volusia County Sheriff's OfficeMarch 4, 2019

4:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Texas Roadhouse
2518 Enterprise Rd.
Orange City
St. Lucie Law EnforcementMarch 8, 2019

5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Duffy's Grill
1608 NW Courtyard Circle
Port St. Lucie
Dee Tracey

Damien Spotts
UCF Police DepartmentMarch 8, 2019

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tip-A-Cop
McAlister's Deli
12226 Corporate Blvd. Ste 192
Orlando
Debbie Pope
407-823-3956
Sunrise Police DepartmentMarch 12, 2019

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Chili's
12570 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Sunrise
Chris Piper
954-746-3562
Wildwood Police DepartmentMarch 13, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Fenney Grill
3210 Fenney Way
The Villages
Erika Corley
352-461-0134
Broward County Sheriff's OfficeMarch 14, 2019

11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Wings n' Things
150 SW 6th Street
Pompano Beach
Roseanne Allinson
954-786-4242
Broward County Sheriff's OfficeMarch 16, 2019

8:00 - 11:00 am
Tip-A-Cop
Bageland
Tamarac Town Square
8217 NW 88th Ave.
FDLEMarch 21, 2019

6:00 - 10:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Bokampers
1550 SW 29th Street
Miramar
Larry Andres
305-216-0351
Osceola County Sheriff's OfficeMarch 22, 2019

5:00 - 9:30 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Smokey Bones
2911 Vineland Road
Kissimmee
Joe Whitson
321-697-4306
Coral Springs Police DepartmentMarch 23, 2019

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Rob's Bageland
8188 Wiles Road
Coral Springs
Deanna Dolan
954-344-1833
Lee County Law EnforcementMarch 25-26, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Texas Roadhouse
8021 Dani Drive, Fort Myers
Stacy Detar
239-258-3269
Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeMarch 26, 2019Tip-A-Cop
Duffy's
Northlake Blvd. and I-95
Grant Homa
561-688-3537
Gulf Breeze Police DepartmentMarch 26, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Beef O'Brady's
344 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
Greg Baker
Palm Beach Law EnforcementMarch 26, 2019

5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Duffy Sports Grille

3 locations:
PGA Blvd. and US1
Palm Beach Gardens

6845 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach

6545 Boynton Beach Blvd.
Boynton Beach
Bob and Sarah Mooney
561-385-9372

Danielle Hirsch
561-662-3675

Chris Yannuzzi
561-436-8416
Lake Wales Police DepartmentMarch 27, 2019

5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Chili's
23535 US 27
Lake Wales
Lt. David Black
863-678-4223 x277

Clermont Police DepartmentMarch 27, 2019

5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Chili's
Clermont
Sgt. Draper
352-536-8412
Jacksonville Sheriff's OfficeMarch 28, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Longhorn Steakhouse
9276 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville
Jaci Keene
904-630-2098
Hollywood Police DepartmentMarch 28, 2019

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Car Wash
West Parking Lot
3250 Hollywood Blvd.
Broward County Sheriff's OfficeMarch 28, 2019

5:00 - 8:30 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Duffy's
401 N. Federal Hwy.
Deerfield Beach
Deborah Calabria
561-707-1958
Osceola County Sheriff's OfficeMarch 29, 2019

5:00 - 9:30 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Outback Steakhouse
2701 E. Irlo Bronson Hwy.
Kissimmee
Joe Whitson
321-697-4306
Lake Wales Police DepartmentMarch 29, 2019

5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Bob Evans
23269 US 27
Lt. David Black
863-678-4223 x277

Lake Wales Police DepartmentMarch 31, 2019

5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Bob Evans
23269 US 27
Lt. David Black
863-678-4223 x277

Apopka Police DepartmentApril 1-2, 2019

11:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 - 9:00 pm
both days
Tip-A-Cop
Chili's
1634 W. Orange Blossom Trail
Apopka
Sgt. Steve Harmon
407-703-1771
Flagler County Sheriff's OfficeApril 4, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Chick-fil-A
Palm Coast
St. Lucie Law EnforcementApril 5, 2019

11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Red Lobster
6401 Darter Court
Fort Pierce
Dee Tracey

Damien Spotts
Coral Springs Police DepartmentApril 6, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Panthers Ice Den
3299 Sportsplex Dr.
Coral Springs
Deanna Dolan
954-344-1833
Broward County Sheriff's OfficeApril 7, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm
Patrol Stroll Fashion Show
Weston Town Center
Event Flyer
Purchase Tickets Online
Dunnellon Police DepartmentApril 10, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
BubbaQue's BBQ
11582 Williams Street
Dunnellon
Mary Edmundson
352-465-8510

Osceola County Sheriff's OfficeApril 12-13, 2019Softball Palooza Tournament
Osceola County Softball Complex
1900 Ball Park Road
Kissimmee
View flyer
Register online
Angee Vega
O 407-348-1105
C 407-709-0266
Plantation Police DepartmentApril 16, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Bokampers
1280 S. Pine Lisland
Plantation
Lighthouse Point Police DepartmentApril 16, 2019

6:00 - 9:30 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Bonefish Mac's
2002 NE 36 Street
Lighthouse Point
Paul C. McCormick
954-784-3423
Coconut Creek Police DepartmentApril 17, 2019

5:00 - 10:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Bar Louie
4443 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek
Ofc. Clint Corey
954-973-6700
Hollywood Police DepartmentApril 18, 2019

12:00 - 3:00 pm
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Longhorn Steakhouse
4899 Sheridan St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Christine Adamcik
954-967-4371
Broward County Sheriff's OfficeApril 19, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Bo's Beach
600 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale
Mike Brady
Broward County Sheriff's OfficeApril 22, 2019

5:30 - 8:30 pm
Tip-A-Cop
La Bamba
4245 N. Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale
Deputy Chuck Howard
954-202-3124
Coral Springs Police DepartmentApril 25, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Wings Plus
9880 W. Sample Road
Coral Springs
Deanna Dolan
954-344-1833
Polk County Law EnforcementApril 26, 2019

12:00 - 7:00 pm
Charity Golf Tournament
Cleveland Height Golf Course
Learn more and register online
Stephanie Perry
863-860-4701

Steve Criss
863-413-3305
Lee County Law EnforcementMay 4, 2018

7:00 am registration
8:00 am start
3rd Annuall Lee County Law Enforcement Golf Tournament
Register online
View flyer & registration form
Michael Calbot
239-218-1862

Marion County Sheriff's OfficeJune 28, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm
Tip-A-Cop
Mojo Grill
4620 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala
Detective Wady Sedan
352-843-7240

Sgt. Juan Ocasio
352-266-4121