Trooper Island News Release

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Albany Lions Club Contributes to Trooper Island

Date of News Release: 07/27/2008

An image of Albany Lions Club President Gary Little, Sgt. Craig Sutton and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Campers, click here to enlarge in a new window

(Albany, KY) - On Saturday, July 26, 2008 Gary Little, President of the Albany Lions Club visited Trooper Island Camp presenting Camp Director Trooper First Class Craig Sutton a check for $500.00. This weekend Trooper Island was hosting a camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing of Kentucky. This was the first year for the camp but plans are underway to continue as part of our special needs camps held at Trooper Island. Currently in addition to the regular camping schedule Trooper Island conducts special camps for some of Kentucky's and Tennessee's special needs youth such as Camp PKU (Phenylketonuria), and a camp for the Hispanic.

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.

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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