Trooper Island News Release
Wal-Mart Market Team Contribute to Trooper Island
Date of News Release: 07/18/2008
(Albany, KY) - On Thursday July 17, 2008 Ken Rush and management within the Wal-Mart Market team # 438 returned to Trooper Island to present a check for $2,000.00. The donation is a manager's grant which was submitted by Wal-Mart store representatives from Somerset, Monticello, Lawrenceburg, Harrodsburg, Bardstown, Danville, Stanford, Columbia, Campbellsville, Glasgow and Tompkinsville when they assisted in the preparation of the 2008 summer camping season on May 14, 2008. This time when they came they were able to meet campers which had been selected to attend from the Pikeville and Hazard post areas. While visiting on Thursday the managers observed campers participating in camp activities.
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.