Joint Fundraising Event Nets Over $27,000 for Trooper Island Camp

Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode presents Trooper Jonathan Biven with a check for $27,123.

Each October 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.

2017 marked the eighth year for the event, with three consecutive weeks for touring offered. Some of Kentucky’s favorite spots were visited, including Big South Fork Scenic Railway, Cumberland Falls, Natural Bridge State Park and more.

A check presentation was held on Tuesday, August 7 at the Museum, with Trooper Island Camp receiving $27,123 from the event. Since the event’s inception in 2010, over $92,000 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!”
Registration for the 2018 “One Lap of Kentucky” is now open and is scheduled for October 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 and 29-November 3. This year’s trip will visit sites 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.

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