KSP “Cover the Cruiser” Returns This April

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KSP “Cover the Cruiser” Returns This April

State Police Again Team with SOKY for Statewide Fundraising Event

Once again in 2022 you 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 in Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics icons. Visit any Cover the Cruiser location 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 week, and all proceeds go to provide Special Olympics Kentucky sports, health and school community building programs throughout Kentucky.

Cover the Cruiser will run from April 25-29 this year.

2022 Cover the Cruiser Schedule:
April 25

Central City– Casey’s General Store, 645 S. 2nd St.; 10 am – 2 pm
– Doc’s Market, 2938 Campbellsville Rd.; 10 am-2 pm
– Walmart, 1851 KY-192 W.; 9 am-2 pm
– Kroger, 808 N. 12th St.; 10 am-2 pm
Pikeville – Walmart, 254 Cassidy Blvd.; Noon-4 pm
Walton – Kroger, 635 Chestnut Dr.; 10 am-2 pm

April 26
Barbourville– Walmart, 301 Parkway Plaza; 10 am-2 pm
– Walmart, 200 Floyd Dr.; 10 am-3 pm

April 27
Bowling Green – Five Star, 7288 Louisville Rd.; 10 am-2 pm
Owensboro – Casey’s General Store, 1200 Southtown Blvd.; 11 am-2 pm
– Walmart, 820 Eastern Bypass; 10 am-3 pm

April 28
Ashland – Walmart, 351 River Hill Dr.; 10 am-2 pm
Elizabethtown – Five Star, 501 Ring Rd.; 10 am-2 pm
Frankfort – Kroger, 300 Brighton Park; 10 am-2 pm
Hazard – Walmart, 120 Daniel Boone Plaza; 10 am-2 pm

April 29
Morehead – Walmart, 200 Walmart Way; 10 am-2 pm

This will be the third year for the Cover the Cruiser program. It has raised a total of more than $36,200 in its first two years, including $20,102 a year ago.

KSP initiated the Cover the Cruiser fundraising event in 2020 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.

State Troopers participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run effort, in conjunction with law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, to raise awareness and funding for Special Olympics programs.

“It’s amazing to see the Kentucky State Police’s enthusiasm for supporting Special Olympics athletes,” said Special Olympics Kentucky President and CEO Trish Mazzoni. “Last year was incredible, but the Troopers were determined to make it even better this year. Everything about this effort is driven directly by KSP Troopers and Posts and we could not be more thankful for their continued support.”

For more information about the Cover the Cruiser event or about Special Olympics Kentucky, contact Trish Mazzoni, President & CEO, at 502-695-8222 or tmazzoni@soky.org.

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