Thursday night, the Sedalia TIP-A-COP event will take place at Applebee's on West Broadway, to benefit Special Olympic athletes in the area.

According to a post on the Sedalia Police Department's Facebook Page, members of the SPD will work alongside the wait staff at Applebee's to serve meals to area patrons.

The TIP-A-COP benefit will take place from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The police department is inviting everyone to come out and enjoy a meal, while helping to support the Central Area Special Olympic athletes.

Ryan Skaith

The tips received during the event will help to maintain year-round sporting events for the athletes. According to the post, the goal is to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with intellectual disabilities, through 21 sporting events in Missouri.

Besides the tips collected, there will also be Torch Run t-shirts and ‘Drive It Home’ tickets. A press release from the SPD, says that one person will win a 2017 Honda Pilot Elite. For more information, call 826-8100.

Randy Kirby