Sunny Camp Cadet helps those with special needs

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LONG POND,  MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Yesterday was the perfect day to be out soaking up the sun and taking a drive.

We found some really slick drivers who had some special guests riding in the passenger seat.

These rides help build a bridge between law enforcement and the community.

“Fast cars, family fun and state police. You wrap them all together and you get Sunny Camp Cadet’.”

People with special needs and their families lining up to zip around the Pocono Raceway in these Porsches.

State police put on this event filled with music, games and more for individuals with special needs and their families to,

“Just to come here and have a down to earth day and smile. They’re smiling but they are bringing more smiles to us than we are to them. I guarantee it.”

Ben Jackson, who has cerebral palsy, was personally invited to this years’ events after meeting troopers at one of the 5k’s he participated in. He says he’ll definitely be back next year.

“To build that voice. To build a trust between the troopers and the community. That’s what it’s all about”

For the last 3 years the Riesentoter Porsche club of America has joined forces with the Pennsylvania state police to enhance this day event. All people, including the troopers, are welcome to go for a ride.

“Riding in the race cars was pretty phenomenal because they were going so fast so i just had a great time.”

If you missed out on this year’s event, there’s always next year!

Sunny Camp Cadet for Special Needs happens every year on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend.


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