Cops Trade in Handcuffs for Aprons and Wings

Photos of previous events.
Photos of previous events.

Local Law Enforcement agencies and Buffalo Wild Wings for Special Olympics Kentucky. Participating law enforcement agencies include: Kentucky State Police, Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Richmond Police Department.

WHAT: Local law enforcement will trade in their handcuffs and badges for aprons and wings at the Richmond Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant location at 2139 Lantern Ridge Road as part of a “Buffalo Wild Wings Cops Gone Wild for Special Olympics Kentucky” event. Law enforcement officers will collect tips and help serve Buffalo Wild Wing guests. There will also be a “wing eating” contest between law enforcement agencies.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 15, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Richmond: Richmond Centre, 2139 Lantern Ridge Road

WHY: Supporting local Special Olympics, that promote the health and welfare of families and citizens in local communities, is an important part of the Buffalo Wild Wing culture.

The “Buffalo Wild Wing’s Cops Gone Wild for Special Olympics Kentucky” is one of many Tip-A-Cop events in Kentucky that 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 85,000 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 where the funds are generated.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation in competitive events is open to all individuals eight years of age or older. Training and competition in local, area, state, and national programs is offered year-round in Kentucky in 15 sports. In addition to its traditional sports competitions, Special Olympics also offers early childhood programming through the Young Athletes Program and medical screenings though the Healthy Athletes Initiative. Special Olympics Kentucky has been changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in Kentucky for 45 years.

CONTACT: Detective Michael Keeton, Kentucky State Police, Tip-A-Cop Chair, 859-623-2404
Jayna Oakley, Torch Run Liaison, Special Olympics Kentucky, 502-695-8222

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