Tip-a-Cop fundraiser big success

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Special Olympics was the big winner this week as the City of Maricopa Police Association and the Native New Yorker partnered for the first-ever COMPA Tip-a-Cop fundraiser on Thursday night.

A full house of supporters gathered at the restaurant to be pampered by COMPA police officers all in the name of Special Olympics-Arizona. COMPA received more than $700 in tips alone, according to organizers.

COMPA cops spent the evening serving and bussing tables shoulder to shoulder with Native New Yorker staff. The fundraiser drew customers from Maricopa, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Phoenix, Scottsdale and beyond.

The event surpassed the group’s $500 contribution goal, which was a strong finish to the Special Olympics Unified Triathlon fundraiser held last Saturday.

Local Special Olympics supporters who were unable to attend the fundraiser may still contribute by visiting www.soazunifiedtriathlon.kintera.org/maricopacompas.

For more information on future events, contact Aki Stant at 480-430-3199.

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