“Texas Roadhouse donates the food,” Wilmshurst said. “Then, whatever people want to give for their lunch, whatever they believe the value of their lunch is, that’s what they donate. It’s not just a tip.”
Ruth Sanchez, who is a development director for the Law Enforcement Torch Run — in which officers from all over Northern California run a relay with a torch to the opening of the Special Olympics at University of California, Davis, on June 22 — said local police officers encourage the athletes to achieve all they can.
“The relationship between Law Enforcement Torch Run, our officers and the athletes has to be one of the most special partnerships and relationships I’ve ever seen,” Sanchez said.
Diners donated more than $4,200 during the Tip a Cop lunch, more than double the money raised during the event last year according to Heather Quillen of Texas Roadhouse.
“Texas Roadhouse is proud to be a part of this important event and we look forward to participating again next year,” Quillen said.
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