Cyclists help Newtown police raise $1,600 for Special Olympics

April 1, 2019

NEWTOWN — More than 40 cyclists pedaled up to three hours to help the police department raise $1,600 for Special Olympics Connecticut this past weekend.

The Pedal For Purpose Charity Ride fundraiser took place at the Boostcycle Indoor Cycling Studio at 274 S Main St. A few officers were among the cyclists.

The Newtown Police Department’s fundraising efforts for Special Olympics don’t stop there. Officers will also participate in a Penguin Plunge at Jennings Beach in Fairfield on Saturday.

As of Monday morning, Newtown police had raised $2,352 for Special Olympics Connecticut.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so at classy.org/team/211750.

Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 12,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners. Visit soct.org to learn more.