For Immediate Release
PR #:1800126
Date Issued:Dec 12, 2018 - 9:34am

Tip-a-Cop: Sheriff Chuck Allen will wait tables at Famous Dave's this Friday to benefit Special Olympics

CONTACT:Brooke Howard Division Manager-Community Engagement Office 775-785-6205

Sheriff Chuck Allen and local Law Enforcement personnel will help serve dinner this Friday at Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que on Kietzke Lane as part of a “Tip-a-Cop” event to help raise support for Special Olympics Nevada.

Law Enforcement personnel will be delivering food and drinks with their "tips" donated to Special Olympics. This event raises money to provide local Special Olympics athletes with FREE year round sports training and competition opportunities. Sheriff Chuck Allen is planning to help out during the dinner hour, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and invites the public to join him with supporting this great cause.  

What:                        Tip-a-Cop with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
Date:                          Friday, December 14, 2018
Time:                         5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (dinner)
Where:                      Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, 4925 Kietzke Lane, Reno

Special Olympics

  • Provides sports training and competition opportunities to more than 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Provides practices and a multitude of competition opportunities per year to the athletes at no cost to the athletes or their families
  • Receives limited federal funding, but relies on fundraising events like the Tip-a-Cop for support

For more information about Special Olympics Nevada, visit


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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