Off-duty Hawai`i Police Department officers, along with volunteer HPD employees and Special Olympics personnel kicked-off the “Tip-A-Cop” event on Thursday at Don’s Grill.
The event, which consists of greeting customers, waiting tables, and serving patrons, is a coordinated project to raise awareness and funds for athletes of Special Olympics Hawaiʻi.
On Saturday, February 17 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the event will go on for it’s second day at Ken’s House of Pancakes.
Last year’s event raised over $5,000 through the collective efforts of HPD officers and volunteers. This year, the department is hoping to top that while helping Special Olympics East Hawaiʻi reach their $140,000 annual budget.
HPD provided photo.