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$205,000 Raised Caddie127 Partner Charities
Nicholasville, Kentucky (October 27, 2020) – On a picture-perfect day, the 2020 Barbasol Championship’s Charity Golf Tournament, which was played on Friday, October 16 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville, hit a hole in one, raising $205,000 for its Caddie127 charity partners.
The tournaments presenting sponsors Central Bank, Davis H. Elliot Company, Lexus of Lexington, Studio46, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and UK HealthCare were able to make something extraordinary happen for Kentucky nonprofits during a year when the PGA TOUR Barbasol Championship wasn’t played due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Benefiting charities included All God’s Children, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, the Kentucky Region of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Refuge for Women, and the Woodhill Community Center (Lexington Leadership Foundation). Barbasol Championship and the PGA TOUR also honored the newly launched First Tee Greater Lexington organization.
“The support for our Caddie127 partner charities generated by our amazing sponsors and local corporate teams is truly humbling,” said Bryan Pettigrew, Tournament Director for the Barbasol Championship. “At a time when our world is still navigating the waters of a global pandemic, Kentucky stepped up to ensure the missions of these exceptional nonprofit organizations would continue to be fulfilled.”
Touring PGA golfers Wes Roach, Morehead State’s Josh Teater, and former Wildcats Chip McDaniel and Stephen Stallings, Jr. were on hand to help teams with their drives and share tips with the participating teams.
The PGA TOUR’s charitable donations recently surpassed $3.05 billion, which includes donations made by tournaments like the Barbasol Championship and others on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Series-China.
The Barbasol Championship returns in 2021 and will played July 15 – 18, 2021 at Champions at Keene Trace. The Barbasol Championship provides its winner with 300 FedEx Cup Points and a two-year PGA TOUR exemption and a trip to the PGA Championship. The 2019 winner of the Barbasol Championship was Jim Herman.
“We’re looking forward to the Barbasol Championship returning to the Bluegrass next summer and watching some of the best golfers put on a show for our fans and community,” Pettigrew added.
About the Barbasol Championship: www.barbasolchampionship.com/
The 2021 Barbasol Championship is a PGA TOUR event that will be played July 15 – 18, 2021 at Champions at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky, a suburb of Lexington. Champions is an Arthur Hills designed golf course conveniently located one hour from Cincinnati and Louisville. The Barbasol Championship provides its winner with 300 FedEx Cup Points and a two-year PGA TOUR exemption and a trip to the PGA Championship. The 2019 winner of the Barbasol Championship was Jim Herman.
About Caddie127: www.barbasolchampionship.com/charities/
The Barbasol Championship’s charitable arm, Caddie127, reflects the biblical principle from James 1:27 “to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” Just as Caddies and their players support one another, so will Caddie127 support local philanthropic organizations that benefit and empower women and children. 2020 charitable partners include All God’s Children, Kentucky Children’s Hospital (UK HealthCare), the Kentucky Region of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Refuge for Women, and the Woodhill Community Center (Lexington Leadership Foundation).
About All God’s Children: www.kyagc.org
All God’s Children provides care and support to young mothers and their children and families. Through Christ-centered ministries, our non-profit organization offers safe, temporary shelter and programs which address their physical, emotional, education and spiritual needs. By offering sufficient support and life skills, we believe that young women can move beyond challenging circumstances to become loving parents and productive citizens.
About Make-A-Wish Foundation: www.oki.wish.org
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child.
About Refuge for Women: www.refugeforwomen.org
Refuge for Women is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing specialized long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. With multiple locations across the U.S., Refuge for Women offers up to twelve months of safe housing, at no charge to the resident, with around the clock care as clients progress through evidence-based, trauma-informed programming. The compassionate staff is trained to help residents work through the program to reclaim their identities and reach their goals to overcome addictions, heal from trauma and develop life skills leading to healthy, balanced living and financial independence.
About University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital: www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu
Kentucky Children’s Hospital – part of University of Kentucky HealthCare – is more than a hospital. It’s a promise to provide the most advanced care for kids across the Commonwealth. Our team of doctors, nurses, therapists, surgeons, and specialists are devoted to one thing: getting kids back to being kids again.
About Woodhill Community Center (Lexington Leadership Foundation): www.lexlf.org/woodhill-community-center
Together Lexington Leadership Foundation (LLF) and the MAP Foundation, seek to address many of the present needs in Woodhill through the building of a 20,000 square-foot facility which opened in May 2018. The Woodhill Community Center focuses on ACADEMICS, ARTS and ATHLETICS for the community’s urban children, youth and families expanding the number we serve with this permanent location.
About First Tee Greater Lexington: www.FirstTeeLex.org
First Tee Greater Lexington is a Kentucky non-profit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf. FTGL opened its doors in 2020 and seeks to reach young people on golf courses, other youth-serving locations and in elementary schools located in Clark, Bourbon, Fayette, Jessamine, Madison, Scott and Woodford Counties. First Tee’s national headquarters are in St. Augustine, Florida, USA, with programs in all 50 United States and select international locations.