Trooper Island News Release

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Wal-Mart Store #1048 in Williamsburg donates to Trooper Island Camp

Date of News Release: 11/10/2006

(Albany, KY) - (L-R) Store Manager Bill Rice and Trooper Island Camp Director Trooper First Class Craig Sutton, click to enlargeAn image of On Friday, November 10, 2006, Bill Rice store Manager of Wal-Mart Store # 1048 in Williamsburg, Kentucky presented Trooper Island Camp Director, Kentucky State Police Sgt. Craig Sutton, two checks totaling $1,986.00 for Trooper Island Camp. The donation will go towards helping send boys and girls to Camp from the London Post area.

Trooper Island was created in 1965 by the Kentucky State Police as a boys camp on Dale Hollow Lake near the Clinton-Cumberland County line to help those who may not have otherwise had a chance to attend a summer camp. Trooper Island, now a co-ed camp, serves approximately 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12, selected from across the commonwealth by Troopers to attend a week long camp at no charge during the summer months.

In addition to the regular camping schedule Trooper Island conducts three (3) special camps for some of Kentucky's special needs youth. These camps include Camp PKU (phenylketonuria), Camp BraveHearts (Heart Complications) 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 activities in which funds have been raised for Trooper Island are golf scrambles, motorcycle runs, fishing tournaments and our yearly statewide raffle.

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 16 Kentucky State Police Posts across the state. Further information on Trooper Island can be found at www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm.

If you have ever attended Trooper Island as a camper, or know someone who has, visit the web site at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/trooperislandcontact.php & sign our guest book telling us about your experience while at Trooper Island.

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