ksp1 logo 300KENTUCKY (8/9/14) — Delta Dental of Kentucky has presented the Kentucky State Police with a check for $15,000 to support oral hygiene at the agency’s Trooper Island Camp.

The funding was awarded to assist the camp with its efforts to be a place where the youth of Kentucky can come and forget the tensions and turmoil of their everyday lives and for one week experience a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow.

“The assistance provided by Delta Dental of Kentucky allows us to continue our efforts to change young lives throughout the Commonwealth,” says KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer. “Their generosity not only helps us provide a unique camping environment for underprivileged youth throughout our state, but also assists us in providing oral hygiene products and instruction to each camper.”

“We are proud of the great work being done on Trooper Island,” said Cliff Maesaka, CEO of Delta Dental of Kentucky. “It supports our mission to improve the overall oral health of children across Kentucky. Many of the campers have very poor or sometimes non-existent oral hygiene habits. This is a rare opportunity to provide each child with the oral health education and hygiene products they desperately need to be healthy.”

Delta Dental of Kentucky, with affiliates in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee, is collectively among the largest dental plan administrators in the nation. In 2013, the enterprise paid out nearly $3 billion for dental care for 12.1 million enrollees.

Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used.

Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers.

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