Community Involvement

DVI staff raise $4k for Special Olympics

People in uniforms stand with others holding Special Olympics banners in front of a restaurant.
DVI staff and Special Olympics representatives at Texas Roadhouse.

Tip-A-Cop event finds CDCR staff waiting tables for charity

Correctional Counselors, Correctional Officers, Sergeants, Lieutenants and Associate Wardens from Deuel Vocational Institution (or DVI) along with Officers, Corporals and Sergeants from the Tracy Police Department and Officers from The California Highway Patrol served drinks, meals and cleared tables Aug. 21 as Texas Roadhouse hosted a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for Special Olympics.

Chief Deputy Warden Kathryn Kesterson showed support for the special Olympics, community of Tracy, staff, and the institution with a special appearance in uniform at the Tip-A-Cop event.

She greeted the community, DVI institutional staff and Texas Road House staff who make these events possible. Texas Roadhouse donated the restaurant, food, cooking, preparing, and their time.

All of the donations go to The Special Olympics of Northern California (link opens new tab, may not open on a CDCR computer) to help pay for approximately 23,000 Special Olympians throughout the north state.

DVI organizers thanked the retired CDCR employees who donated and came out and dined at the Roadhouse in show of their support for the Special Olympics.

By the numbers

  • Number of Meals Served: 400
  • Total Funds Raised: $4,000
  • Total DVI Volunteer Servers: More than 20 throughout the day.