Trooper Island News Release

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Second Annual Charity Ride by Renegade Service Center in Pittsburg, KY Held for Trooper Island

Date of News Release: 05/15/2008

An image of (L-R) Trooper Island Camp Director Trooper First Class Craig Sutton, Ride Organizer Steve Patton and Bobby Patton one of the participants, click here to enlarge in a new window

(Albany, KY) - On Sunday April 20, 2008 the Renegade Service Center owned and operated by Eddie Bailey on US 25 North in Pittsburg, Kentucky held there second annual charity ride for Trooper Island Camp. Even with rain in the area several riders joined together traveling from Laurel County through Clay and Jackson Counties before returning back to the Renegade Service Center. On Tuesday April 28, 2008 Trooper First Class Craig Sutton was presented a donation of $400.00 from Steve Patton (ride organizer) and Bobby Patton one of the participants in the event.

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

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

Trooper Island is a non-profit charitable corporation, operating solely from donation from private individuals, Corporations, Civic and Business groups, along with charitable activities held by Kentucky State Police posts across the state. Some of the scheduled events in which funds are raised for Trooper Island are golf scrambles, motorcycle runs, fishing tournaments and a yearly statewide raffle. This year we are raffling off a 2008 Black Ford Mustang Convertible. Tickets may be purchased at any Kentucky State Police Post (Charitable Gaming License #00006333).

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 Kentucky State Police Posts across the state. Currently Further information on Trooper Island can be found at www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm.

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