If you're thinking of going out to eat on Friday, and would also like to help raise money for a great cause, you may want to consider going to Chick-fil-A.

The UCF Police Department will be taking part in the Tip-A-Cop event by collecting money in support of Special Olympics Florida, starting at the Chick-fil-A on University Boulevard and Rouse Road at 11:30 a.m.

According to a press release, officers will fundraise on the drive-thru line and inside the restaurant to help raise awareness and funds for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics — the largest grass-roots fundraiser for the Special Olympics, raising more than $461 million worldwide.

"Officers will shadow Chick-fil-A employees and speak with patrons about the Special Olympics," the release states. "Anyone who would like to give to the cause can donate a 'tip.'"

This year, UCF PD has raised $9,560 for the Torch Run, and participated in the annual State Summer Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex earlier this month.


Rachel Stuart is the News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @RachSage or email her at

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