Torch Run Wraps Up With New "Tip-A-Cop Deliveries"
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) A brand new event has been put together that brings officers to your door, but bearing a gift.
Maxie's Pizza and Pasta and local police have teamed up to help special Olympics Idaho.
Authorities all across the Magic Valley came together today to finish up the Idaho Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign.
Officer Dan Heil donated his time to be a pizza delivery man.
"We're delivering pizzas and any of the tips are donated goes directly to the Special Olympics," he said.
Law enforcement across the nation created the Torch Run campaign to benefit the Special Olympics in their area.
Officer Heil doesn't know how much they've raised yet, but he's hopeful that the event is a success.
"Since this is our first year, we didn't quite know where to put bar, so we're hoping to get as much as we possibly can. We're shooting for a thousand."
Several local businesses ordered pizzas today to help the cause, including KMVT, but Officer Heil says he's looking for more. "What we've got so far that I've heard is $50 tip from St. Luke's Magi Valley. We're hoping for someone can do the whole $100 tip. If there's a big tipper out there."
But officers and Special Olympics Idaho aren't looking for a huge amount from everyone.
They've attached a flyer to each pizza box telling customers how much of a difference even just $1 can make.
What they're currently calling Tip-A-Cop deliveries may be in its first year, but authorities hope it will grow to be an annual event.
"We're gonna plan on having it every single year, in fact we're gonna plan on having it be its own separate event from the tip–a–cop and other events," said Officer Heil.
But the officers aren't just doing this for a good cause, they're having fun too.
"This evening, there will be a competition between the officers to see who'll get the biggest tip, and I hope it's me," said Officer Heil.