KSP to Host Special Olympics Fundraiser, Bowling Green Venue Set for April 27

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) – The Kentucky State Police is showing its support for Special Olympics Kentucky by hosting the “Cover the Cruiser” fundraising event at Commonwealth locations.

During the last week of April, KSP will be parking cruisers in various public locations and is encouraging Kentuckians to cover cruisers with custom SOKY decals for a minimum donation of $1, which will go directly to SOKY.

The Bowling Green location will be April 27 at the Five Star located at 7288 Louisville Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“It’s great to see citizens working together to provide a better, safer, and more inclusive Kentucky for everyone,” Governor Andy Beshear said. “Thank you KSP for organizing this statewide fundraising effort and “let’s stick it” to state police in an effort to raise more money for the Olympics than ever before. specials.”

This fundraising event began in 2020 when the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run was canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. During the Torch Run, members of law enforcement carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope. The flame represents courage and the celebration of diversity.

SOKY President and CEO Trish Mazzoni has announced that the annual summer games will be held this summer at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, and the “Cover the Cruiser” event will be held before the official start. annual summer games.

“The Kentucky State Police have been incredible Special Olympics supporters for several years and ‘Cover the Cruiser’ has been a great extension of that support,” Mazzoni said. “The money KSP has raised in the first two years of ‘Cover the Cruiser’ has provided valuable athletic and health services to our athletes, while providing a unique way for people to get to know KSP while supporting the Special Olympics athletes around the world. State.”

KSP raised $20,103.32 for SOKY athletes in 2021, with the highest fundraising honor going to Post 6 in Grant County for raising $2,713.00.

For more information on the “Cover the Cruiser” campaign or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit soky.org/coverthecruiser/.

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