Fairfield University Security officers and staff to participate in "Tip A Cop" fundraiser for Special Olympics at Southport Brewing Co.

Officers and staff from Fairfield University's Security Department will lend their time and service to the wait staff at Southport Brewing Co. on Sunday, September 21, in an effort to raise money for Special Olympics Connecticut.

About 10 Fairfield University security officers and staff will take part in the fundraiser, which will run from 3 p.m. until the restaurant closing. Officers and staff will help to assist the wait staff and serve customers, who will be asked to donate funds to the Special Olympics by putting money in envelopes provided at their tables.

The "tip a cop" fundraiser concept has been used by many law enforcement agencies to raise money for charitable causes, but this will be the first such event for Fairfield University Security officers, said Todd A. Pelazza, director of Security at Fairfield University.

"The Security Department has been involved with Special Olympics for a long time and this is just another way to help contribute to this important organization," Pelazza said. All of the money raised in the fundraiser will go to Special Olympics Connecticut, Pelazza said.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 21, 2003

Vol. 36, No. 52

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