(Albany, KY) -On Thursday, January 13, 2005 managers of Citi-Financial Bank representing offices in London, Hazard, Corbin, Harlan, Somerset and Pikeville, met with Trooper Island Camp Director Trooper Craig Sutton along with Post 13 Hazard Captain Matt Sparks and Trooper Ira Napier in Hazard presenting them with a check for $21,000.00 to benefit Trooper Island Camp.
This year 2005 will mark the 40th anniversary of Trooper Island, which began in 1965 when the Kentucky State Police developed a 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, has since been converted to a co-ed camp, and now 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.
Four additional camps during the summer are held on Trooper Island, which help children 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.
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 Kentucky State Police Posts across the state. Further information on Trooper Island can be found at www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm.
If you ever attended Trooper Island as a camper, worked as a counselor or know someone who has, visit the web site above and sign our guest book telling us about your experience while at Trooper Island.