KSP “Cover the Cruiser” for SOKY in July

State Police Team with SOKY for Statewide Fundraising Event

Cover the CruiserYou can help Kentucky State Police Cover the Cruiser to support Special Olympics Kentucky. Troopers across the state will be parked at various businesses attempting to cover their cruisers. Visit these locations and make a minimum $1 donation to Special Olympics Kentucky and you will receive an icon to personalize and tape to a KSP cruiser parked there. All 16 KSP posts across the state are participating in Cover the Cruiser events during the last week of July, and all proceeds go to provide Special Olympics Kentucky sports, health and school and community building programs throughout Kentucky.

“Special Olympics Kentucky is a very important organization and I am proud that our state troopers are helping raise funds and awareness,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “It is critical that we continue to support non-profits during this pandemic in creative and safe ways.”

“Our agency has had a long-standing partnership with Special Olympics Kentucky,” KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer said.  “We’re pleased that our participation will help raise funds for this worthwhile cause.”

This fundraising event was planned when the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run was canceled due to COVID-19. Each year, The Torch Run escorts the Special Olympics Flame of Hope to kick off the State Summer Games in Richmond, Ky.

“We’re very proud of our long association with the Kentucky State Police and thankful for all of the work they have done over the years on behalf of Special Olympics,” said Special Olympics Kentucky President and CEO Trish Mazzoni. “We’re excited about Cover the Cruiser continuing this partnership in a way that will both engage the community and help continue to change the lives of our athletes.”

You can support Cover the Cruiser at the following locations:

July 27 3 p – 7 p Walmart, 254 Cassidy Blvd, Pikeville
July 27 9 a – 3 p Kroger, Brighton Park Blvd, Frankfort
July 28 9 a- 1 p (CT) Casey’s Central City
July 28 10 a- 3 p Walmart, KY-192, London
July 28 11 a – 4 pm Kroger, 370 Diederich Blvd., Ashland
July 28 10 a – 2 p Five Star, 501 Ring Road, Elizabethtown
July 29 10 a – 2 pm Casey’s General Store, 105 Sugar Maple Dr., Auburn
July 29 9 a – 1 pm Walmart, 20 Ferguson Blvd, Dry Ridge
July 29 10 a – 2 p Walmart, Barbourville
July 29 11 a – 3 p CT Casey’s General Store, 1200 Southtown Blvd., Owensboro
July 30 10 a – 2 p Caseys General Store, 1004 Paris Rd, Mayfield
July 30 12 p – 6 p Casey’s General Store, 1102 Highland Ave, Carrollton
July 30 10 a – 3 p Kroger, Richmond
July 30 10 a – 2p Doc’s Market, 2938 Campbellsville Rd, Columbia,
July 31 11 a – 3 p Walmart, 200 Walmart Way, Morehead
July 31 10 a – 2 p Walmart, 120 Daniel Boone Plaza, Hazard

If you can’t make to any of the locations, you can make a secure on-line donation here.

State Troopers are participating in the effort in conjunction with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Kentucky, a statewide network of law enforcement officers that helps raise money and awareness for Special Olympics programs year-round. The Torch Run also escorts the Special Olympics Flame of Hope the State Summer Games in Richmond, Ky., every year.

For more information about the Cover the Cruiser event or about Special Olympics Kentucky, contact Taylor Ballinger, Development Director, at 502-695-8222 or tballinger@soky.org.

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