Joint Fundraising Event Nets Over $10,000 for Trooper Island Camp

Trooper Island Check Presentation
Karen Renfrow, Corvette Museum Events Manager, presents Trooper Jonathan Biven and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer with a check for $10,783 to benefit Trooper Island.

This past October the National Corvette Museum teamed up with the Kentucky State Police to lead a fundraising event like no other – taking participants to some of the most popular attractions and best dining the Bluegrass State has to offer.  The proceeds from the event were split equally between the Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, and the Kentucky State Police’s Trooper Island Camp, a free of charge, weeklong experience designed to help underprivileged kids age 10-12 develop their self image, build healthy eating and exercise habits, provide spiritual growth and further mental capabilities.

2015 marked the sixth year for the event, with three consecutive weeks for touring offered.  Some of Kentucky’s favorite spots were visited, including Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace, Old Talbot Tavern, Rosemary Clooney House, Newport Aquarium, Old Washington Historic Village, Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, Old Pogue Distiller, Old Friends Equine Retirement, the Toyota Plant and more.

A check presentation was held on Friday, February 5 at the Museum, with Trooper Island Camp receiving $10,783 from the event. Since the event’s inception in 2010, over $52,000 has been donated to Trooper Island through the Museum event.

“Corvette enthusiasts love road tours, so we thought why not expand what is typically a one-day excursion into a multi-day event open to not only Corvette enthusiasts, but the entire community,” said Karen Renfrow, Events Manager at the National Corvette Museum.  “The bonus was that a State Trooper led the tour, instead of seeing one in our rearview mirrors!”

The 2016 “One Lap of Kentucky” is already in the works and will be October 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29.  For more information on the ‘One Lap of Kentucky’ Road Tour, visit our website at http://www.corvettemuseum.org or call (800) 538-3883.  The National Corvette Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Corvette’s past, present and future.  Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, the Museum is located at Exit 28 on I-65 in Bowling Green, KY.