BURKESVILLE, KY (December 1, 2023) – This holiday season give the gift of hope and excitement with a Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper Island Camp raffle ticket. This year's raffle offers an enticing choice for the lucky winner. The grand prize includes an option to claim a 2024 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible or a $50,000 cash prize.
Purchasing a $10 ticket ensures your chance at winning, but more importantly, it helps Kentucky's children attend a free summer camp.
Trooper Island Camp's annual vehicle raffle is its largest fundraiser of the year. Last year's raffle sold a record number of tickets at 37,519. Trooper Island Camp Commander Trooper Jonathan Biven says he hopes to surpass that number in 2024 to make a greater impact on the lives of children who attend camp.
"When you purchase a $10 raffle ticket, you're not just entering a drawing; you're investing in children whose families are financially challenged by providing means for these kids to experience a week-long summer camp free of charge," said Trooper Biven.
Tickets are $10 each and are available on the Trooper Island website or any KSP Post throughout the state. A max of 50,000 tickets will be sold, with the raffle drawing tentatively scheduled for August 25 at 3:00 p.m. EST during the Kentucky State Fair. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. The raffle winner is responsible for all tax and license fees. (Charitable gaming license #0000633)
The 2024 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible is equipped with a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine with Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+. There is connected built-in navigation, a blind spot information system, and an active anti-theft system. The vehicle's market value is $58,467. A complete list of features and equipment can be found on the Trooper Island website.
Trooper Island Camp was established in 1965 by the Kentucky State Police at Dale Hollow Lake, near the Cumberland and Clinton County line. This free summer camp is designed for children aged 10-12 from families facing financial challenges. Every year, approximately 700 campers participate in a wide range of activities, including athletics, kayaking, archery, fishing, swimming, and many other camping experiences. The camp aims to instill leadership, teamwork, and valuable life skills while creating lasting memories for the children.
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