Delta Dental of Kentucky's Making Smiles Happen® Donates $150,000 to Trooper Island for New Oral Health Clinic
[Louisville], KY [August 2, 2016] - Delta Dental of Kentucky's charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen®, donated $150,000 to the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island to renovate the health clinic and add the first-ever oral health component at the camp. The generous grant will assist with the development of a new facility providing Trooper Island campers with the opportunity to receive oral health services for years to come.
This past Saturday, Delta Dental of Kentucky and the Kentucky State Police broke ground on the new facility during Trooper Island's Annual Appreciation Day. The Delta Dental Wellness Clinic will serve 700+ campers annually and each child will receive comprehensive oral health screenings in conjunction with oral hygiene education.
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About Trooper Island Camp
Trooper Island Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky: a place where the tensions and turmoil of our everyday lives can be forgotten; and for one week young people can be given a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow.
Spearheaded by former State Police Director, Colonel James E. Bassett, the idea was to establish a permanent recreational site where trooper and child could share a week long experience.
A location was selected in a secluded corner of Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton County line, where an island was leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a non-profit charitable corporation was formed.
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All construction and camping expenses are paid
from tax-deductible contributions. Many industry, civic and business
groups have provided this program much needed support.
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