TOP PHOTO: The Local owner-operator Carla Bolton (second from left) and the staff at The Local, hosted Monday’s Special Olympics fundraiser.

La Follette Police Capt. Charles Duff cleans a table at The Local during “Tip-a-Cop” night on Monday.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Monday night marked the official return of Special Olympics after nearly 20 years without a program in Campbell County.  The first official fundraising event, “Tip-a-Cop”, had police volunteer their time as “Celebrity Waiters” to collect tips in support of Special Olympics.  

Law enforcement officers from four different agencies helped with Monday night’s fundraiser for Special Olympics.

Law enforcement officers from Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Caryville Police Department, and LaFollette Police Department all participated.  More than $2,5000 was raised during the event.

Campbell County Sheriff’s First Line Supervisor SRO Brian Osborne places an order as he helped raise funds on Monday at The Local for Special Olympics.

“The night went great” said Carla Bolton, owner of The Local where the event was held.  “We love being able to give back to our community, and play a part in seeing Special Olympics finally return to Campbell County.”

At Monday’s Special Olympics fundraiser, Rebekah Wasson with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office helps check out a customer.

To learn more about Special Olympics Campbell County, follow on Facebook or call 423.494.4894. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/08/2023-6AM-PHOTOS SUBMITTED)