Trooper Island News Release

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Corbin Wal-Mart Presented A Check To Trooper Island

Date of News Release: 08/24/2005

An image of Clark Susong co-manager at Wal-Mart store number 1259 in Corbin presented Trooper Island Camp Director Trooper Craig Sutton, click here to enlarge the pictureOn Wednesday, August 24, 2005 Clark Susong co-manager at Wal-Mart store number 1259 in Corbin presented Trooper Island Camp Director Trooper Craig Sutton a check for $1000.00 to benefit Trooper Island camp. This year Trooper Island celebrated their 40th anniversary as a camp. In 1965 the Kentucky State Police developed Trooper Island on Dale Hollow Lake near the Clinton-Cumberland County line as a boy's camp. Trooper Island has since been converted to a co-ed camp, now serves approximately 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12 selected from across the commonwealth at to attend camp at no charge during the summer months. Those children chosen may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a camp. Trooper Island also holds three camps for those with special needs such as PKU (phenylketonuria), Heart Complications (Camp Bravehearts) and a Hispanic camp. Trooper Island is a non-profit charitable corporation, which operates from contributions and charitable activities held by Kentucky State Police posts across the state. Some of the ways in which money has been raised for Trooper Island are golf scrambles, motorcycle runs, fishing tournaments and the yearly statewide raffle.

Anyone that would like to make a donation can mail their donation directly to Trooper Island or contact your local Public Affairs Officer at any of the16 Kentucky State Police Posts across the state. Further information on either Trooper Island or the Kentucky State Police can be found at the Kentucky State Police web site www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm. Trooper Island Camp Inc., P.O. Box 473, Albany, KY 42602 (Checks should be made payable to Trooper Island Camp). All donations are tax deductible.

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