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

A female athlete stands with a State Trooper in front of a Kentucky State Police SUV covered in event icons.
Cover the Cruiser events will be held by all 16 KSP posts and for the first time this year by the State Headquarters.

Once again in 2024 you can help Kentucky State Police Cover the Cruiser to support Special Olympics Kentucky. From April 19-27, 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 and the State Headquarters in Frankfort 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.

For the first time this year you will also be able to give on site via Venmo in addition to cash.

2024 Cover the Cruiser Schedule
April 19
Columbia/Post15 – 
Doc’s Market; 2939 Campbellsville Rd. – 10 am-1 pm

April 22
Murray/Post 1 – Pocket’s Shell Station; 1102 Octane Dr. – 10 am-2 pm

April 23
London/Post 11 –
Walmart; 1851 KY-192 W. – 9 am-2 pm
Central City/Post 2 – 
Casey’s General Store; 645 S. 2nd St. – 10 am-2 pm
Elizabethtown/Post 4 – Five Star; 501 Ring Rd. – 10 am-2 pm
Carrollton/Post 5 – Walmart; 200 Floyd Dr. – 10 am-3 pm

April 24
Pikeville/Post 9 – Walmart; 254 Cassady Blvd. – 9 am-2 pm

April 25
Richmond/Post 7 – 
Walmart; 820 Eastern Bypass – 10 am-2 pm
Morehead/Post 8 – Walmart; 200 Walmart Way – 10 am-2 pm
Barbourville/Post 10 – Walmart; 301 Parkway Plaza – 10 am-2 pm
Owensboro/Post 16 – Audubon Federal Credit Union, 1429 Breckenridge St. – 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Frankfort/State Headquarters – Kroger; 300 Brighton Park Blvd. – 10 am-2 pm

April 26
Bowling Green/Post 3 – 
Five Star; 7288 Louisville Rd. – 9 am-3 pm
Williamstown/Post 6 – Ark Encounters; 1 Ark Dr. – 8:30 am-12 pm
Georgetown/Post 12 – Kroger; 106 Marketplace Cir. – 10 am-3 pm

April 27
Hazard/Post 13 – Walmart; 120 Daniel Boone Plaza – 10 am-2 pm

(Post 14 Date & Time TBA)

This will be the fifth year for the Cover the Cruiser program. It has raised a total of more than $56,000 in its first four years, including $9,185 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.

“We appreciate the support that the Kentucky State Police give our athletes every year,” said Special Olympics Kentucky President and CEO Trish Mazzoni. “Cover the Cruiser has been an amazing partnership and it has only deepened as the event has continued. It means so much to our athletes to have this kind of support from the State Troopers who they look up to.”

For more information about the Cover the Cruiser event or about Special Olympics Kentucky, contact Trish Mazzoni, President & CEO, at 502-695-8222 or [email protected].

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