April 30, 2013
Costa Mesa police will be acting as servers this week collecting tips to donate to the Special Olympics, officials announced. Between 5 and 9 p.m. Thursday police are expected to act as servers at South Coast Plaza's Claim Jumper collecting tips for the Special Olympics and selling raffle tickets for prizes from local vendors, according to an announcement from the department. Raffle prizes range from gift baskets from Crate & Barrel and Saks Fifth Avenue to gift cards to Mastro's and Seasons 52 will be handed out among other prizes.
May 31, 2012
The Special Olympics Torch Run made its way through Newport-Mesa en route to UC Irvine and other parts of Orange County on Thursday. Laguna Beach public safety members passed the torch to Newport Beach police, who in turned handed it off to Costa Mesa police. "As an organization we feel honored to be a part of the Special Olympics Torch Run," said Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman Kathy Lowe. "It was wonderful to see the community come out this morning to support our runners and Special Olympics.
October 26, 2012
Newport Beach police officers served the community and hungry customers at their annual Tip-A-Cop event Wednesday evening to raise money for the Special Olympics in Orange County. This year's event raised about $8,700, while last year's event raised $6,000. Twenty-five officers served food at the Yard House in Fashion Island for the event. One of the K-9 officers, Jardo, joined the festivities dressed as a hot dog and accepted donations placed in his collar, said Kathy Lowe, spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Police Department.
May 30, 2012
Newport Beach police officers and firefighters will carry the Special Olympics torch through Corona del Mar on Thursday, an annual tradition that involves more than 85,000 law enforcement officers from across 35 nations. The torch run's goal is to raise awareness and funding for the Special Olympics, according to a Newport Beach Police Department news release. Officers collected donations in order to participate, and all the money they raised fund program support and development as well as expenses for athletes participating in local, regional, state and international competitions, workshops and conferences.
October 19, 2002
Their slogan is "Inspire greatness." The Orange County chapter of the Special Olympics of Southern California held a mid-week cocktail reception at the Marriott's Newport Coast Villas. The host committee comprised some of the most caring and philanthropic folks in the community. This was not an evening about fashion or social position, this was a cocktail party for people who care about other people. Other-abled people who want to participate in the full range of life's blessings and opportunities.
April 5, 2014
At the "Draft Day" special movie screening at Big Newport Thursday night, the film's stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner did not show. But that was OK, there were plenty of other stars, and some who did not have a role in the movie. You could call them heroes, for sure. They would be Cleveland Browns defensive back Joe Haden and his younger brother, Jacob Haden. Joe Haden, a Pro Bowler in 2013, attended the event to support the Special Olympics. Jacob, 20, grew up with as a special-needs child and does not have the ability to communicate verbally.
April 19, 2003
"We raised $100,000," cheered Peggy Goldwater Clay of Newport Beach. It was the inaugural fund-raiser for Olympians on Parade, a recent event for Special Olympics, Orange County. "This was our first event, and we really went for the gold," Goldwater- Clay said. More than 400 guests converged on Joe's Garage & Automotive Museum in Tustin to honor an impressive contingent of U.S. Olympians who had come to support their fellow athletes. Football star Vince Ferragamo served as master of ceremonies, greeting Rafer Johnson, Janet Evens, Susie Atwood, Paul Gonzales, Jenny Johnson Jordan, Sammy Lee, Pat McCormick, John Naber, Peter Vidmar and Louis Zamperini.
April 21, 2008
If you see a bunch of police running around the South Coast Plaza Claim Jumper panicked and confused Thursday, don’t be alarmed. Chances are many of them are just getting their first experience as servers and they’re hustling to deliver meals. On Thursday every Claim Jumper restaurant is teaming up with local law enforcement agencies for the annual “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser benefiting the Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign. The fundraiser will benefit statewide Special Olympics chapters.