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Renegade Cycles Held Motorcycle Ride for Trooper Island Camp

Date of News Release: 04/25/2007

An image of(L-R) Trooper Island Camp Director Trooper 1st Class Craig Sutton, Eddie Bailey (Owner Renegade Service Center), Brad Hacker (Owner Renegade Cycles) and Steve Patton (Ride Organizer), click here to enlarge(London, KY) - On Saturday April 22, 2007 Renegade Cycles held their first annual motorcycle ride to benefit Trooper Island Camp. The ride began at Renegade Cycles on North US 25 in Pittsburg (Laurel County) with 43 bikers along with riders traveling through Jackson and Clay Counties and concluding back at Renegade Cycles (Oak Tree Plaza) with a cookout and live music. Ride organizer Steve Patton said they plan on having this ride annually to help support Trooper Island. The ride raised over $700.00 to help send campers from the London post area to camp this year.

Trooper Island was created in 1965 by the Kentucky State Police as a boys camp on Dale Hollow Lake near the Clinton-Cumberland County line to help those who may not have otherwise had a chance to attend a summer camp. Trooper Island, now a co-ed camp, serves approximately 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12, selected from across the commonwealth by Troopers to attend a week long camp at no charge during the summer months.

In addition to the regular camping schedule Trooper Island conducts three (3) special camps for some of Kentucky's special needs youth. These camps include Camp PKU (phenylketonuria), Camp BraveHearts (Heart Complications) and a camp for the Hispanic.

Trooper Island is a non-profit charitable corporation, operating from donation from private individuals, Corporations, Civic and Business groups, along with charitable activities held across the state. Some of activities in which funds have been raised for Trooper Island are golf scrambles, motorcycle rides, fishing tournaments and our yearly statewide raffle.

This year the Kentucky State Police is raffling off a 2007 Ford Mustang Convertible (Charitable Gaming # 0000633) to be given away on Sunday, August 26, 2007 at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. If you would like to purchase a ticket contact any Kentucky State Trooper, your Local Post or Trooper Island Camp.

Anyone that would like to make a donation can send a contribution directly to Trooper Island at Post Office Box 473, Albany, Kentucky 42602 or by contacting your local Public Affairs Officer at any of the 16 Kentucky State Police Posts across the state. Further information on Trooper Island can be found at www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm.

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