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Posted on: February 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Tip-A-Cop Event Supports Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics Tip A Cop

Update - March 7

The Geneva Police Department's Tip-A-Cop event March 7 at FoxFire Restaurant helped raise $4,713 for Special Olympics Illinois.

FoxFire Restaurant had more than 130 reservations that night plus walk-ins. Six police officers worked as servers, including Police Chief Eric Passarelli.

Thirteen Special Olympics athletes were in attendance and many of them helped serve throughout the evening.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the event, which was one of the Police Department's most successful Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraisers to date.

Original News Release

People looking for a unique dining experience are invited to a special night at FoxFire Restaurant where Geneva Police officers will take on a new role as servers for a good cause.

Officers will be working from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the downtown restaurant, 17 W. State St. After the evening is complete, a portion of sales and 100 percent of donations will benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Guests also can participate in a 50/50 drawing that night.

To make a reservation, call FoxFire Restaurant at 630-232-1369.

The Tip-A-Cop event is one of the fundraising platforms for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is a collaborative effort from officers across the nation to raise money to support Special Olympics.

The Geneva Police Department appreciates the public’s support for this worthy mission. For more information, contact Officer Chuck Parisi at 630-232-4736 or via email.  

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