Trooper Island News Release
KSP Raffling 2008 Ford Mustang to Support Trooper Island
Date of News Release: 03/10/2008
(Albany, KY) - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is raffling a 2008 Ford Mustang to support the Trooper Island summer camp for disadvantaged children. Tickets cost $10 each and can be purchased from any state trooper or at any of the 16 KSP Posts throughout the state.
The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, August 24th, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. EDT at the Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, KY.
>The 2008 Mustang is a black convertible with a black interior. The vehicle is equipped with a 4.6 liter SOHC 3 valve V-8 engine that produces 300 horsepower. The vehicle has a five-speed manual transmission, with 18" chrome wheels, GT appearance package, graphite leather seats and a rear spoiler.
The Kentucky State Police established Trooper Island in 1965 at Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton county line as part of a long-range program of public service to the disadvantaged youth of Kentucky. It is a non-profit organization that operates solely on private, tax-deductible contributions. Each year, 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12 attend the free camp to participate in athletics, water safety, canoeing, fishing, swimming, fishing, archery and crafts as well as character building activities.
"Campers have a lot of fun, but it is our hope that they learn a lot, too," said KSP Sgt. Craig Sutton, camp director. "Integrated into the activities are lessons in ethics and values such as self-esteem enhancement, fair play, sportsmanship and patriotism. We also teach lessons in citizenship, manners, personal hygiene, drug and alcohol abuse, and environmental protection."
Special camp sessions are scheduled for visually impaired youth, hearing impaired youth, youth at medical risk, and Hispanic youth. The camp is staffed by volunteers and receives generous support from private industry and many civic and business groups.
This raffle is being conducted via Charitable Gaming License #00006333.
*Raffle winner is responsible for all tax and license fees.