“Tip-A-K-9” Fundraiser on November 9. Special Olympics Nevada and The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) are teaming up to host a special “Tip-A-K-9” fundraiser event at Lazy Dog Restaurant’s two valley locations. A twist on the organization’s “Tip-A-Cop” events, K-9 officers with their police dogs and Special Olympics Nevada athletes, will volunteer their time as “celebrity waiters,” interacting and serving guests for tips. There will also be a special opportunity for guests to vote for their favorite police dog at each location with a donation. 100 percent of tips received will be donated to Special Olympics Nevada.

In addition, from November 6 through November 9, guests can visit www.sonv.org to download a special flyer and receive 15 percent off their total bill, which will be donated to Special Olympics Nevada.

Lazy Dog Restaurants  
1725 Festival Plaza Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89135
6509 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119
  4 to 9 p.m. on November 9, 2023

In addition to supporting the organization’s sports, education, athlete leadership  training, and health programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities, donations raised during the event will assist Special Olympics Nevada in its efforts to establish an independently run chapter in Nevada by the end of 2023. While all fundraising dollars support athletes in Nevada, Special Olympics Nevada is currently under the umbrella of Special Olympics Northern California.

About Special Olympics Nevada 
Special Olympics Nevada works to create inclusive opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities through health, education, leadership development and sports. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offers free year-round training and competition programs for 2,653 athletes who compete in more than 14 competitions in 7 sports annually within the Community Sports Program. The Unified Champion Schools Program encourages leadership development and the growth of Unified Sports®, bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play as teammates. In 2022, Special Olympics Nevada launched a new program, Mindset Matters, which provides mental health and stress management techniques to students in Nevada schools. In a typical year, Special Olympics Nevada impacts more than 17,820 students by promoting inclusion on school campuses. Special Olympics Nevada is also committed to improving the overall health and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities through Healthy Athletes events, offering screenings and services free of charge. Special Olympics Nevada relies on the support of 759 volunteers and funding from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.