FRANKFORT, KY (March 3, 2005) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is raffling a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle to benefit Trooper Island Inc., a non-profit camp for disadvantaged children.
Each tax-deductible $10 ticket earns the buyer a chance to win a 2005 Harley-Davidson® FLSTF/FLSTFI Fat Boy® motorcycle. The black motorcycle, worth approximately $20,000, has a 1450cc twin-cam engine with chrome covers and solid disc front- and rear-wheel brakes. It includes hardtail styling with hidden horizontal shocks, a large tank-mounted speedometer and electronic sequential port fuel injection.
The fundraiser for Trooper Island, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, helps the organization continue to host free summer camps each year for 800 children ages 10-12, said KSP Commissioner Mark Miller.
“Trooper Island runs solely on contributions and depends a great deal on fundraisers such as this,” said Miller. “During this milestone year, it’s important to note that the camp provides a wonderful public service to Kentucky’s youth. Ethics and values, such as self-esteem enhancement, fair play, sportsmanship and patriotism, are integrated into the camp’s activities.”
Those activities include canoeing, water safety, archery, crafts, fishing, swimming, citizenship instruction and environmental awareness. There also are three free camps each year for children with special needs.
To obtain raffle tickets, contact any Kentucky State Police post or call the KSP Media Relations Branch in Frankfort at (502) 695-6344. A maximum of 15,000 tickets will be sold.
The drawing will be held during the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville at 4 p.m. EST, on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at the KSP exhibit in the South Wing of the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center. Tickets may be purchased at the state fair. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.
The public can view the type of motorcycle being raffled and a description of it on the Internet at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/press/pr02_23_05a.htm. For more information on Trooper Island, visit the Kentucky State Police Web site at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/ and click on the Trooper Island link.
This raffle is being conducted via Charitable Gaming License #0000633.
Posts to contact for Trooper Island motorcycle raffle tickets:
Mayfield Post: 877-416-1222
Madisonville Post: 877-416-1223
Bowling Green Post: 877-416-1224
Elizabethtown Post: 877-416-1225
LaGrange Post: 877-416-1226
Dry Ridge Post: 877-416-1227
Richmond Post: 877-416-1228
Morehead Post: 877-416-1229
Pikeville Post: 877-416-1230
Harlan Post: 877-416-1231
London Post: 877-416-1206
Frankfort Post: 800-379-3463
Hazard Post: 877-416-1207
Ashland Post: 877-416-1208
Columbia Post: 877-416-1209
Henderson Post: 877-416-1210