Trooper Island News Release
Wal-Mart Lends a Helping Hand Trooper Island Camp
Date of News Release: 05/27/2007
(Albany, KY) - On Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Ken Rush, District Manager of Wal-Mart Market # 438 brought 25 district representatives from Columbia #569, Somerset #689, Campbellsville #665, Glasgow #711, Middlesboro #739, Williamsburg #1048, London #1113, Barbourville #1189, Corbin #1259, Monticello #1234, Lebanon #1675 and Tompkinsville #2654 where they spent the day at Trooper Island Camp helping to clean up and prepare for the summer camping season beginning May 28, 2007. Before leaving they donated and assortment of items to be used during the camping season.
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.