Joint Fundraising Event Nets Over $21,000 for Trooper Island Camp

By May 2, 2019February 18th, 2021No Comments
National Corvette Museum Board Chair Lon Helton presents Trooper Jonathan Biven with half of the proceeds from the 2018 One Lap of Kentucky trips. Behind the KSP Corvette are past participants of the One Lap event.

Each fall the National Corvette Museum teams 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, week-long 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.

2018 marked the ninth year for the event, with four consecutive weeks for touring offered.  Some of Kentucky’s favorite spots were visited, including Makers Mark Distillery, Ark Encounter, Taylormade Farms, Keeneland Horse Racing, Louisville Slugger Museum, Mary M. Miller Paddleboat, Kentucky Derby Museum and more with overnight stays at the General Butler State Resort Park.

A check presentation was held on Saturday, April 27 at the Museum in conjunction with the Michelin NCM Bash event. Trooper Island Camp received $21,873.39 from the event. Since the event’s inception in 2010, over $114,000 has been donated to Trooper Island through the Museum event.

“Our Museum-in-Motion events are like a moving car show,” said Bryce Burklow, Events Manager at the National Corvette Museum. “Participants do not necessarily have to travel in a Corvette, but those who do get a lot of attention as we travel from stop to stop. The bonus is that a State Trooper leads the tour, instead of seeing one in our rearview mirrors!”

            Registration for the 2019 “One Lap of Kentucky will open in June is scheduled for September 30 – October 5, October 14-19, October 21-26, and October 28 – November 2. This year’s trip is still in the planning stages but will be centered around the Danville, Kentucky area.

For more information on the ‘One Lap of Kentucky’ Road Tour, visit the event section of our website..  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.