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Louisville Dive Center conducts 3rd Annual Dive Training to Benefit Trooper Island at Dale Hollow Lake

Date of News Release: 08/09/2011

(Albany, Ky.) -- On Friday July 29th over thirty scuba divers from Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio came to Dale Hollow Lake to complete training as open water and advanced scuba divers. The training was held by the Louisville Dive Center with a portion of the proceeds from the training to benefit Trooper Island. NAUI Scuba instructor Ray Scott and his staff conducted the three day event beginning on Friday July 29th through Sunday July 31st. Participants received final training as an open water diver and those which were currently open water certified finalized their training as an advanced diver. Some that attended were currently certified, however used the weekend as a recreational dive in Dale Hollow Lake. In addition to the training divers were able to dive the Old Willow Grove School House foundation which has been an attraction for divers at Dale Hollow for many years. Over $1,800.00 dollars was raised to benefit Trooper Island during the three day training. Ray Scott stated that anyone interested in diving can contact the Louisville Dive Center at 502-368-8427, further stating he was currently planning for another event in 2012 for those interested in learning how to dive or just wanting to enjoy a weekend of diving at Dale Hollow Lake.

Trooper Island was created in 1965 by the Kentucky State Police 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 a co-ed camp, with approximately 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12, selected from across the commonwealth by Troopers to attend a weeklong camp at no charge during the summer months. Each post sends 16 boys and 16 girls to camp from all across Kentucky for eight weeks from the first of June through the first week in August.

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 2011 Ford Mustang. Tickets may be purchased at any Kentucky State Police Post (Charitable Gaming License #00006333). Anyone that would like to find out where they can participate in one of the events visit the Kentucky State Police web site at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island/tpr_isl_events.htm and click on the trooper island link for a list of scheduled events. To make a donation you 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. To make a donation you 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.

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