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Sheriff's Department and Applebee's raise over $2,600 for Special Olympics

Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:00 PM

For Immediate Release:

The Sutter County Sheriff’s Department and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar teamed up together yesterday in the annual “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser for Special Olympics. Teams of sheriff’s deputies led by Sheriff Jim Denney and Captain J. Paul Parker worked three-hour shifts during the lunch and dinner hours at the Yuba City restaurant serving non-alcoholic beverages and clearing tables, collecting tips for Special Olympics from restaurant patrons in the process. The Special Olympics tips were in addition to the regular tips received by the Applebee’s staff, which also supported the fundraising efforts.

The combined tips collected for Special Olympics during the two shifts totaled $2,647. Additional donations were still coming in today and will be added to the event’s total accumulation.

“Many patrons responded to Applebee’s specifically to support Special Olympics after learning of the Tip-A-Cop event from the local media,” said Sheriff Denney. “I was extremely pleased with the community’s turnout and support for this worthwhile effort.”

During last year’s event, the combined efforts of the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department and the Yuba City Applebee’s led all other Northern California chapters of the Special Olympics in their fundraising efforts.

Sheriff Denney commended the Yuba City Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, led by Manager Patty Avalos, for hosting the fundraising event. “I look forward to making this annual event a continued success for Special Olympics,” Sheriff Denney said.

Contact Person:

Jim Denney, Sheriff-Coroner, (530) 822-7312

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