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.
2016 marked the seventh year for the event, with three consecutive weeks for touring offered. Some of Kentucky’s favorite spots were visited, including Kentucky Cooperage, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Kentucky Horse Park, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, Perryville Battlefield State Park, Rupp Arena (home to the University of Kentucky Wildcats) the Great American Dollhouse Museum and more.
A check presentation was held on Thursday, March 23 at the Museum, with Trooper Island Camp receiving $13,500 from the event. Since the event’s inception in 2010, over $65,000 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 2017 “One Lap of Kentucky” is already in the works and will be October 10-14, 17-21 and 24-28, traveling to the eastern part of the state. For more information on the ‘One Lap of Kentucky’ Road Tour, visit our website at http://staging.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.