Released on July 22, 2009 - 3:08pm
Jul 01

City of Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe and Police Chief Dave Crawford wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all citizens and police officers who participated in the Tip-A-Cop fund raiser.
Laurel Police Officers actually waited on tables at Red Lobster located at 14368 Baltimore Avenue in Laurel and all the tips made during the two day event went directly to the Special Olympics. With the tips collected and the sale of shirts Laurel officers raised over $2000.00.

Mayor Moe wishes to thank the Managers and staff at the Red Lobster Restaurant for giving the time and place to hold this event. Lt. Carl DeWalt and PFC Teresa Kelliher of the Laurel Police Department coordinated the Tip-A-Cop event this year and were pleased with the turn out of citizens supporting the Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics is a grass-roots movement that provides year-round sports training and athlete competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities through more than 200 Programs in 150 countries around the world. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image. They grow mentally, socially and spiritually and, through their activities, exhibit boundless courage and enthusiasm, enjoy the rewards of friendship and ultimately discover not only new abilities and talents but "their voices" as well.

For more information about Special Olympics contact: Program Information
Special Olympics Maryland
513 Progress Drive, Suite P
Linthicum, MD 21090-2256

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