University Park, IL,
15:40 PM

Dept. of Public Safety and Library Partner to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois

For Immediate Release

University Park, IL, August 29, 2017 - On Friday, September 8, Governors State University will host its First Annual Car and Motorcycle Show. Sponsored by the Department of Public Safety in cooperation with the GSU Library and GSU Special Events Office, all proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Illinois. The event runs from 4 – 8 p.m. in east lots 2 and 3 on the campus of Governors State University. Specialty car and motorcycle owners are invited to participate. Those displaying their vehicles will have an opportunity to receive an award, get goodie bags, a dash plaque, and door prizes.

Officer Lee Taylor of the GSU Department of Public Safety said, “There’s a long history of partnership between law enforcement in Illinois and Special Olympics, and we’re very excited to be bringing that partnership to GSU.”

A donation of $10 is being requested to display one’s vehicle. This event will be family and child-friendly, and all spectators are free. The event will take place rain or shine, and 100% of all proceeds will go to Special Olympics Illinois.

For more information: Call 708-534-4900 or contact Lee Taylor at


Governors State University serves approximately 5,800 undergraduate and graduate students with degree programs that prepare them for success in business, industry, healthcare, the arts, and education. As a state university, GSU is committed to providing high-quality, accessible, and responsible higher education opportunities. GSU is located 35 miles south of Chicago in University Park, IL and offers the most affordable undergraduate tuition and fees in the Southland. GSU is committed to embracing diversity and academic excellence.