History The Breakfast in Blue was the creation of Jack Knox in 1988, then owner of Patrizio restaurant in Highland Park Village. Mr. Knox wanted to create a fundraiser that would join both the community and the officers of Highland Park DPS in an informal environment. Special Olympics Texas was chosen as the beneficiary of the fundraising event. Each year, over 45,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics Texas events across the state.
About Breakfast in Blue The Breakfast in Blue is a fundraising event that coincides with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, the grassroots effort by members of law enforcement benefiting Special Olympics. The mission of the LETR is to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics movement. Every year, Law Enforcement Officers from around the state raise about $1 Million for Special Olympics Texas. The Breakfast in Blue event celebrated its 26th year on May 2nd, 2014.
The 32nd annual Breakfast in Blue event will be held in early Spring, 2020, at Mi Cocina, Number 77 Highland Park Village
Once the Breakfast in Blue date is confirmed, this web-page will be updated. The come-and-go breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. and runs through 9:30 a.m. Tickets to the Breakfast in Blue cost $20 and all proceeds go toward supporting the athletes of Special Olympics Texas. The breakfast is "buffet style," with Highland Park DPS officers serving coffee and orange juice. The Mi Cocina staff are also on hand to provide support to HP Officers in their temporary roles.
Special Olympics Texas Awards Highland Park DPS the 2014 "Civic Service Organization of the Year"
We are very proud to support Special Olympics Texas and appreciate the generosity of Patrizio restaurant and the many individuals that give so generously to this cause. In 2014, Highland Park DPS was awarded the "Civic Service Organization of the Year" for Area 10, a north Texas multi-county region that includes more than 6,000 Special Olympics Athletes. This recognition would not be possible without the support of the community.
For additional information, email Lance Koppa or call Lt. Lance Koppa, 214-559-9487, HPDPS Community Relations Officer.