Trooper Island News Release

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R. Fred Capps Memorial Golf Tournament Donates to Trooper Island

Date of News Release: 11/30/2005

(Burkesville, KY) - On Monday, November 28, 2005 Catherine Capps presented Trooper Island with a check for $500.00 on behalf of the R. Fred Capps Memorial Golf Tournament Committee. The donation was is in Memory of Attorney R. Fred Capps whom was killed in June of 2000. R. Fred Capps Memorial Golf Tournament has been held yearly since November 2000. This year the R. Fred Capps Memorial Tournament was held on September 9, 2005 at Hidden Hills Country Club in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Cathierine Capps said, "The funds which have been raised from the tournament have been distributed to help several youth groups and organizations in the area since the tournament was established."

In 1965 the Kentucky State Police developed Trooper Island on Dale Hollow Lake near the Clinton-Cumberland County line as a boys camp. Trooper Island has since been converted to a co-ed camp which currently 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 who have been chosen may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a camp. In addition to regular camping dates there are special camps held during the summer help children with PKU (phenylketonuria), Heart Complications and a Hispanic camp. Trooper Island is a non-profit charitable corporation, which operates solely from contributions and charitable activities.

Anyone that would like to make a donation or further information about Trooper Island can visit the Trooper Island web site at or by contacting your local Public Affairs Officer at any of the Kentucky State Police Posts across the state.

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