TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Corbin Wal-Mart Donates $1,000 to Trooper Island
(LONDON, KY) - On Tuesday, May 04, 2004 Clark Susong co-manager at Wal-Mart store number 1259 in Corbin presented Public Affairs Officer Trooper Craig Sutton a check for $1000.00 to benefit Trooper Island camp for boys and girls. 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, 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. The children who have been chosen may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a camp. Four additional camps during the summer help children with Vision Impairments, PKU (phenylketonuria), Heart Complications 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.
The Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London is having there annual Golf Scramble to benefit Trooper Island on July 9, 2004 at the Crooked Creek Golf Course in London. Early registration is recommended and lunch will be provided by subway of London. You can download an entry form along with information as to the scramble at the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 web site www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/post11news.htm or contact Trooper Craig Sutton at 606-878-6622.
Anyone that would like to make a donation, can contact your local Public Affairs Officer at any of the 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 at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm.