OCPD’s Cover The Cruiser event returns in support of Special Olympics Maryland

OCEAN CITY, Md. – The Ocean City Police Department’s annual Cover The Cruiser event returned to the boardwalk this weekend in an effort to support Special Olympics Maryland.

The event allows visitors to purchase a T-shirt or simply donate to the cause and place messages over an OCPD vehicle.

100% of the proceeds go direct to support the Special Olympics.

Department personnel tell us the goal is to help spread the word about Special Olympics Maryland and the amazing work their athletes do. “Getting to see these athletes grow and participate in different sports is an amazing thing to do and we love being right their with them and serving as mentors as well. We have a couple officers that work closely with the athletes,” OCPD Deputy Communications Manager Ashley Miller said.

“It’s a continuous thing of not only building friendships and relationships, but making sure that we are connecting our community with these Special Olympics organizations.”

Last year, OCPD’s efforts brought in over $50,000 to Special Olympics Maryland and the department hopes to top that this year.

If you missed the event this weekend, the department says more are in the works for July and August.

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