The Fish House and Pensacola Police Department team up for “Tip-a-Cop” benefiting Special Olympics Florida


The Fish House and Pensacola Police Department team up for “Tip-a-Cop”benefiting Special Olympics Florida

Join us at the Fish House on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, and help us support Special Olympics Florida with “Tip-a-Cop.” The Pensacola Police Department officers will trade in their handcuffs for the day to spend both lunch and dinner serving you. One hundred percent of the tips you donate to the officers will benefit Special Olympics Florida, which provides sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The “Tip-a-Cop” program is one of many in which law enforcement personnel organize a variety of community events to raise funds and awareness of needs.

Pensacola Police officers will serve as celebrity servers, shadowing our Fish House team for lunch service beginning at 11:00 a.m. and then again for dinner service beginning at 5:00 p.m. Uniformed officers will assist with serving and in return will ask for a special “tip” that will be placed in the Special Olympics envelopes that will be provided at each table. Lieutenant Jimmy Donohoe, of the Operational Support Division with the Pensacola Police Department, is heading up the event at the Fish House. “It’s nice to have partners in our community come together and support a special cause,” says Donohoe.

The Fish House has its own Special Olympics Olympian, Thang Nguyen. According to Collier Merrill, president of Great Southern Restaurants, “Thang has worked at the Fish House for over ten years. Over those years he has participated in the Olympics on a local, state and national level. Special Olympics Florida is very important to us and very important to these Olympians that participate. We appreciate the Pensacola Police Department and the community coming together for this great cause.”

Located at 600 South Barracks Street, on the water in Downtown Pensacola, the Fish House, where we have been serving up local food and local traditions for over two decades, opens at 11:00 a.m. daily, with walk-in service. For more information, please call (850) 470-0003 or visit us online,