Community Involvement

SCC helps raise $2k for Special Olympics

Two men in uniform are flanked by a restaurant server and a man wearing Special Olympics medals.
An Applebee's server coached Tuolumne County Sheriff's Deputy J. Greene, Correctional Lt. Robert Kelsey and a Special Olympics athlete during the recent Tip-a-Cop event.

Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) and local law enforcement recently held a Tip-A-Cop event to support Tuolumne County Special Olympics.

Two uniformed officers and a woman wearing a red shirt.
CDCR staff and a Special Olympics athlete.

SCC collaborated with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Sonora Police Department and Applebee’s Restaurant to support Special Olympics.

Uniformed staff members from SCC and local law enforcement worked as servers on Oct. 24, at the Sonora restaurant.

Non-uniformed staff members from SCC provided support to the servers.

“It was an amazing opportunity to work with other law enforcement agencies to support our local community,” said Lt. Ricardo Jauregui.

Collectively, the agencies raised over $2,100 during the four-hour event.