Law enforcement holds car show for Special Olympics

By: Cassie Heykoop Email
By: Cassie Heykoop Email

GRAND JUNCTION Dozens hit the road today to head to Fruita Monument High School where they not only got the chance to show off their hot rides, but help a worthy cause as well.

Local law enforcement and the Special Olympics joined forces to fundraise for athletes. Today was the cops and cars car show.
Law enforcement has had a longstanding relationship with the Special Olympics and today's event was just one of the many way's the two organizations work together.
Since the statewide Special Olympics games have come to Grand Junction area, local cops have become even more involved.

"When you deal with the Special Olympics athletes and their parents and you do all of the different events with them, you see how much joy and excitement they get out of doing those things," Colorado State Patrolman Barry Bratt said. "It's just contagious. It's hard not to be excited when you see how much fun they're having."

The cars had to pay to enter the show and the group hosting the event expected about 50 cars, which would raise about $1,000 for Special Olympics.

Cars came from all over the Western Slope as well as Eagle and Gypsum.

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