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

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
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
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
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
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
Broward County Sheriff's OfficeApril 7, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm
Patrol Stroll Fashion Show
Weston Town Center
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
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
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