Leon County Deputies Raise Money for Special Olympics

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, Florida- August 9, 2012

If you were out at Long Horn Steakhouse in Tallahassee Thursday, August 9, you might of noticed something different about your servers.

Member of the Leon County Sheriff's Office were out serving up dishes and waiting on patrons. The deputies are helping raise money for Special Olympics and its athletes through 'Tip-A-Cop. LCSO has participated in 'Tip-A-Cop for more than 20 years.

"It gives people with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities a chance to compete and make friends and be a part of a team," says athlete Sara Buker about the Special Olympics.

Long Horn Steakhouse has been partnered up with the Sheriff''s Office on 'Tip-A-Cop' for more than three years.

"It's really great. When they approached us about doing this initially, we were really surprised and really honored they they choose us to do it," says James Cook, manager of Long Horn Steakhouse.

"We've got so much and these poor kids have got so little, it really warms your heart to do it," says Sheriff Larry Campbell.

LCSO raised more than $120,000 dollars for the Special Olympics Florida over the last five years.

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