PRESTONSBURG – Carl D. Perkins Job Corps students and staff volunteered July 16 to assist with the Kentucky State Police annual Trooper Island Golf tournament at Stone Crest Golf Course, Prestonsburg, Ky. This is the 12th year that Perkins Job Corps has helped with tournament, which raises money for Trooper Island Camp.
Perkins Job Corps culinary students prepared lunch for the golfers with food provided by Horizons Youth Services. Perkins Executive Assistant Marsha Hackworth also provide group pictures for each team during the tournament.
The annual tournament supports Trooper Island Camp, developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of the long-range program of public services to the youth of Kentucky. Spearheaded by former State Police Director Col. James E. Bassett, Trooper Island is a permanent recreational site where troopers and Kentucky children can share a weeklong experience. The camp is designed to be a place where the tensions and turmoil of many young people’s everyday lives can be forgotten, and for one week young people can enjoy the fun of a summer camp, and experience hope and a desire for a better tomorrow.