Richmond, In. — Tonight (Wednesday, September 26) from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., troopers from the Pendleton District along with staff members at the Richmond Texas Roadhouse at 3799 National Road East will be collecting tips from Roadhouse customers for donations to help over 14,000 athletes with Special Olympics Indiana.During the week of September 23rd through September 29th the Indiana State Police will be partnering with Texas Roadhouse Restaurants around the state for the annual Tip-A-Cop event to raise funds for the Special Olympics Indiana. Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sporting events for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics reaches more than 14,000 athletes across Indiana.Tip-A-Cop® is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop®, is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.The Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, Doug Carter, said, “The Indiana State Police, and law enforcement in general, have a bond with Special Olympics and are pleased to be part of the tip-a-cop fund raising event.” This year continues to build the strong law enforcement Tip-A-Cop tradition benefiting Special Olympics Indiana.Customers are encouraged to donate gratuities in envelopes marked for the Special Olympics Indiana, leaving them with troopers at the door as they leave the restaurant. Each donation made helps to raise funds and awareness for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. For more information about Special Olympics Indiana or to host a fund raising event, please contact Stephanie Stewart, Manager of Community Partnerships (LETR) at (317) 713-4291.