Trooper Island News Release
Kentucky Redi Mixed Concrete Association Contributes to Trooper Island
Date of News Release: 07/14/2008
(Albany, KY) - On Friday July 11, 2008 the Kentucky Redi-Mixed Concrete Association held their annual summer meeting at Dale Hollow State Resort Park. On Friday evening members of the association came to Trooper Island for a picnic and presented a check for $1,750.00 to Trooper Island Camp director Sgt. Craig Sutton. The donation will go towards helping under privileged children from across Kentucky attend Trooper Island at no cost. There are approximately 198 members across Kentucky which are members of the Kentucky Redi-Mixed Concrete Association.
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.