Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police are gearing up for their annual "Cover the Cruiser" events around the Commonwealth and there's one scheduled for later this month here in Owensboro. That event will be hosted by Audubon Federal Credit Union here in town.

2024 marks the fifth consecutive year that the Kentucky State Police have raised money for Special Olympics Kentucky and this year's "Cover the Cruiser" fundraiser in Owensboro will feature some Special Olympics athletes hanging out on site.

It's going to be a day of celebration. Cindy Tong, with Audubon Federal, has been busy organizing an action-packed day.  The popular traveling beverage truck Kingdom Coffee will be on site in the morning with coffee and specialty energy drinks. The Meat Train will roll into the parking lot for lunch. Plus, the Owensboro Fire Department will be on hand, as well as members of the U.S. Air Force.

Joining in the fun will be local realtors, representatives from Sam's Club, Healthy Spaces and more.

You can help "Cover the Cruiser" in stickers for a donation.  You can purchase your sticker for $1 and a KSP trooper will literally "stick it on the cruiser."  It's the one time a year you can 'graffiti' a KSP cruiser and not go directly to jail. By buying your sticker and having it plastered across the cruiser, you are investing in a team of Special Olympians here in Kentucky. All the donations will help fund the mission of SOKY.

Last year, the Owensboro event raised roughly $1800. Statewide, the Kentucky State Police raised $20,000.

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The 2024 Cover the Cruiser event in Owensboro will take place on Thursday, April 25th.

Audubon Federal Credit Union is located at 1429 Breckinridge Street in Owensboro.

Here's the full list of events being held throughout the state.

Kentucky State Police
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