Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Post 8 Trooper Island Scramble
Date of News Release: 06/03/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Morehead will be hosting the annual Trooper Island Golf Scramble on June 23, 2011 at the Eagle Trace Golf Course in Morehead at 9 A.M. The entry fee, which covers golf, lunch and door prizes, is $260 per team. Prizes will be awarded for the first, second, and third place teams as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Entry forms can be picked up at Post 8 and must be sent to Trooper First Class Joe Veeneman by June 16, 2011 at 1595 Flemingsburg Road Morehead, KY. 40351. Checks are made payable to Trooper Island, Inc.
Trooper Island Camp is located on Dale Hollow Lake and it operates solely on donations and charity. The camp was established to give Kentucky children, that are otherwise unable to afford a summer camp, the chance to attend a fun, exciting week of camp hosted by the Kentucky State Police. Each year, every Post selects children from their area eligible to attend the camp. There are State Troopers and civilian personnel that volunteer to accompany the children to and from camp as well as stay with them during their week of camp. They are also met by summer camp counselors that have already created a schedule of events and classes for them to make their week more excitable. While at camp they learn fishing, computers, canoeing, swimming, archery, crafts and nature as well as basic social skills and discipline. There have also been many campers that were so impressed with our camp that they themselves decided to pursue a career as a Kentucky State Trooper. The Trooper Island Golf Scramble is held annually and is the biggest fundraiser for Trooper Island at the Morehead Post.