Event to be held October 14 & 15 at Champions at Keene Trace
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NICHOLASVILLE, KY (September 20, 2021) –
The Barbasol Championship’s 2021 Caddie127 Charity Golf Classic will be played Friday, October 15 at Champions at Keene Trace, located at 20 Avenue of Champions in Nicholasville. A VIP reception will be held Thursday evening at the Champions clubhouse where nearly $200,000 will be presented to local charities.
The tournament, now in its second year, is supported by several of the Barbasol Championship – PGA TOUR event sponsors, including Bluegrass Hospitality Group, Central Bank, Elliot & Studio 46, Lexus of Lexington, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and UK HealthCare. The golf tournament begins with a 12 p.m. start and spectators are welcome – admission is free to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase and all guests are asked to practice social distancing.
The Caddie127 Charity Golf Classic began in 2020 when professional golf in the Bluegrass was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament benefits local charities which include All God’s Children, First Tee – Greater Lexington, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Kentucky Region of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Refuge for Women, Sunrise Children’s Services, and the Woodhill Community Center (Lexington Leadership Foundation).
To date, the Barbasol Championship has raised $420,000 for local non-profits that protect women and children in Kentucky.
“We’re thrilled to continue the momentum that began in July with the triumphant return of the Barbasol Championship which is now segueing into our second annual Caddie127 charity golf tournament,” said Bryan Pettigrew, Tournament Director of the Barbasol Championship. “The critical services and programs these organizations provide to those most in need, are a tremendous blessing to our community.”
Many of the activities that made the inaugural charity golf tournament widely talked about, will be brought back including: PGA TOUR golfers onsite to interact with local golfers; a Military
Appreciation hole that offers golfers a chance to shoot a golf ball from an AR-15 gun; local restaurants offering fall food tastings; and a professional trick shot golfer entertaining players on the long drive hole. Official charities will be on holes and driving awareness of their Kentucky activities, while raising additional funds.
For more information or to sign up your foursome, please visit www.caddie127.org. ###
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The 2022 Barbasol Championship is a PGA TOUR event that will be played July 7-10 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 2021 winner of the Barbasol Championship was Seamus Power of Ireland.
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. 2021 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, Sunrise Children’s Services, and the Woodhill Community Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunrise Children’s Services: www.sunrise.org
Sunrise Children’s Services provides care and hope for families and children in need of a brighter tomorrow through Christ-centered ministries. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Sunrise has been serving the community in partnership with Kentucky Baptists since 1869. Today, the Commonwealth of Kentucky licenses Sunrise as a Behavioral Health Services Organization (BHSO) which provides foster care, residential, therapeutic treatment, and community-based services statewide. The Joint Commission has given Gold Seal accreditation to Sunrise, and the respected BHSO maintains other professional licenses and accreditation needed for comprehensive therapeutic childcare. The safety and well-being of the children served by Sunrise is the number one priority of the staff and leadership of Sunrise Children’s Services.
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.
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.