The Sedalia Police Department will join Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar to host the 5th annual TIP-A-COP program to benefit Special Olympics Missouri on July 11.

Members of the Sedalia Police will work alongside Applebee's wait staff in an effort to raise money. Tips received during the evening will help maintain free year-round sporting events for the Central Area Special Olympic athletes.

The SPD says the goal is promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with intellectual disabilities through 21 sporting events. In addition to collecting tips, there will also be Torch Run t-shirts and Drive It Home tickets available. A press release from the Sedalia Police Department indicates that one person will win a 2018 Ford Explorer.

TIP-A-COP takes place from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. on July 11.

Sedalia Police Department