LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – University of Kentucky Police will be ditching the handcuffs in favor of a dishtowel as they serve customers at Buffalo Wild Wings during the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser on Friday, April 21st.
Donations collected during the event will go to Special Olympics Kentucky, and will help provide training and competition in 15 sports throughout the year.
“We are so thankful for the level of commitment from local law enforcement agencies toward Special Olympics and the 8,000 athletes we serve statewide,” said Steve McGill, Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run liaison. “These events ensure the ability for our athletes to participate in the sports they love, which they will remember for a lifetime.”
Tip-A-Cop is one of several Special Olympics events The University of Kentucky Police Department participates in annually. Recently, UK Police officers raised more than $2,300 for Special Olympics at the Lexington Polar Plunge and plan to participate in the Big Brown Truck Pull in August.
“We look forward to participating in Tip-A-Cop every year,” said UKPD Chief Joe Monroe. “It truly embodies what we do as a police department, which is community service.”
In addition, law enforcement officers will compete in a special “Blazin’ Wing Challenge.” Competitors must eat 12 wings smothered in Buffalo Wing’s hottest sauce which is approximately 60 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper within 6 minutes. They must do so without the aid of drinks, dipping sauces or a single napkin. The participant who completes the challenge within the shortest amount of time wins a trophy.
The Tip-A-Cop fundraiser will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, at the Buffalo Wild Wings located at 1080 South Broadway.