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

Special Olympics Kentucky athletes join Kentucky State Police Troopers at the 2022 Cover the Cruiser stop in Bowling Green.Once again in 2023 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 10-14 this year.

2023 Cover the Cruiser Schedule

Monday, April 10
Richmond –
Walmart, 11 am-2 pm
Ashland – Kroger, 370 Diedrich Dr., 10 am-2 pm

Tuesday, April 11
Carrollton – 
Walmart, 10 am-2 pm
Barbourville – Walmart, 10 am-2 pm
Owensboro – Dee’s Diner, 9 am-12 pm

Wednesday, April 12
Central City – 
Casey’s, 10 am-2 pm
Pikeville – Walmart, 10 am-2 pm
London – Walmart, 9 am-2:30 pm

Thursday, April 13
Bowling Green – Five Star, 7288 Louisville Rd., 10 am-2 pm
Elizabethtown – Five Star, 501 Ring Rd., 10 am-2 pm
Hazard – Walmart, 10 am-2 pm
Columbia – Kroger, 299 Campbellsville Bypass, 11 am-1 pm

Friday, April 14
Murray –
Duncan’s Market, 8 am-12 pm
Williamstown Ark Encounters, 10 am-2 pm
Morehead – Walmart, 10 am-2 pm
Georgetown – Kroger, 106 Marketplace Circle, 9 am-2 pm

This will be the fourth year for the Cover the Cruiser program. It has raised a total of more than $47,600 in its first three years, including $11,447 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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