The Osage Beach Police Department is teaming up with the Missouri Special Olympics organization to help those with intellectual disabilities.

The Osage Beach Police Department is teaming up with the Missouri Special Olympics organization to help those with intellectual disabilities.

The second annual Tip-A-Cop fundraising event will take place on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Outback Steakhouse on Osage Beach Parkway.

A total of 11 officers and emergency medical technicians will be shadowing wait staff, playing hostess and raising money for a good cause.

"We raised $1050 last year for special athletes and we felt it was worth doing again this year to help give back," said OBPD Community Services Coordinator Lexie Morley.

Volunteering their time, the officers and EMT's will help fill drinks, bring out orders, clear tables and help the wait staff for 2.5 hours in hopes of raising money for Missouri Special Olympians.

"One of our favorite local Special Olympic athletes is Sydnee Casey of Eldon, who will be helping us out again this year," said Morley.

Patrons will be introduced to the officers at their tables and then given special envelopes with their bills.

"People still tip their waitresses as normal, but the special envelope is there for them to consider giving a donation which helps out the disadvantaged athletes in Missouri," said Morley.

Donations given can be paid by either cash, check, credit or debit card. The Missouri Special Olympics organization has been helping intellectually disabled athletes reach their full potential for over 40 years.

Teaching special athletes how to become active and strive to be their personal best. While the Special Olympics boasts over four million athletes in more than 170 countries around the world, they help 15,000 of those athletes in the state of Missouri.

The Osage Beach does other fundraising activities throughout the year to give back to their community. Outback Steakhouse is located at 3930 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach.