Trooper Island News Release
National Corvette Museum Donates to Trooper Island Scholarship
Date of News Release: 01/22/2012
(Albany, KY) – On Monday, December 19th 2011, Roc Linkov (Events Manager) and Karen Renfrow (Events Associate) of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Presented Sergeant Craig Sutton, Camp Director of Trooper Island Camp, located on Dale Hollow Lake a check for $3,500.00 from the 2011, second annual 1 lap tour of Kentucky which was held in October. The proceeds of the event benefit both Trooper Island Camp and the Corvette Museum (both 501c3 organizations). The proceeds received by Trooper Island will go towards the Trooper Island Scholarship fund established to help prior campers continue their education. Two scholarships are given annually by the Trooper Island Board of Directors from applications received by high school seniors who plan to attend college or technical/vocational school. Those wanting to apply can contact their high school guidance counselor. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2012.
On the past one lap tours corvette owners which participated from several states experienced Kentucky attractions and ate at some of Kentucky’s best dining from Western and Central Kentucky. Plans are already in being made for the third annual 1 lap tour which is scheduled to travel into southeast Kentucky in October. To find further information on the event and how to register for the 2012 one lap tour visit the National Corvette Museum web page at http:/corvettemuseum.org or call (800) 538-3883.
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 501c3 non-profit charitable corporation, operating solely from donations 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.