Texas Roadhouse to host Tip-A-Cop fundraiser Thursday

If you stop by Texas Roadhouse in Columbus on Thursday, you will see some well-armed wait staff. The Indiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies will be raising money for Special Olympics at the Columbus restaurant as part of their annual Tip-A-Cop event.

Customers will have an opportunity to leave a tip for Special Olympics in a provided envelope that they can either give to their server, or to a trooper stationed at the restaurant’s entrance. You are also encouraged to chat with the officers and to take a look at the vehicles they will have on display at the restaurant. The event runs from 4 to 9 p.m. in the evening.

The goal is to help more than 11,000 athletes with Special Olympics of Indiana. State police posts around the state are working with Texas Roadhouse restaurants in their districts this week for the fundraising program. Since the program began, Tip-A-Cop has raised more than $2.5 million dollars for Special Olympics.