Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
KSP Raffling Harley-Davidson to Support Trooper Island
Date of News Release: 01/25/2006
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is raffling a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle to support the Trooper Island summer camp for disadvantaged children. Tickets cost $10 each and can be purchased from any state trooper or at any of the 16 KSP Posts throughout the state.
The drawing for the winning ticket will be held at 4 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, during the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
The FLHRS/FLHRSI Road King features a Twin Cam black-powder-coated engine 88 with chrome covers, large tank-mounted speedometer, fat front fork, large headlight and chrome nacelle, solid disc front- and rear-wheel brakes, hairtail styling with hidden horizontal shocks, over/under shotgun with shortly dual exhaust and electronic sequential port fuel injection (ESPFI). The motorcycle is brandy wine Sunglo in color. Visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org/2006_Harley_lrg.gif to see a photograph of the motorcycle.
The Kentucky State Police established Trooper Island in 1965 at Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton county line as part of a long-range program of public service to the disadvantaged youth of Kentucky. It is a non-profit organization that operates solely on private, tax-deductible contributions. Each year, 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12 attend the free camp to participate in athletics, water safety, canoeing, fishing, swimming, fishing, archery and crafts as well as character building activities.
"Campers have a lot of fun, but it is our hope that they learn a lot, too," said KSP Trooper Craig Sutton, camp director. "Integrated into the activities are lessons in ethics and values such as self-esteem enhancement, fair play, sportsmanship and patriotism. We also teach lessons in citizenship, manners, personal hygiene, drug and alcohol abuse, and environmental protection."
Special camp sessions are scheduled for visually impaired youth, hearing impaired youth, youth at medical risk, and Hispanic youth. The camp is staffed by volunteers and receives generous support from private industry and many civic and business groups.
This raffle is being conducted via Charitable Gaming License #00006333.