LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – For more than 40 years, the Children’s Charity of the Bluegrass has held its annual golf classic, which only disappeared last year due to the pandemic. Through this charity event over the years, they have been able to raise $ 14 million, which will be used to provide shelter, food, clothing and more to children in need.
“I think children are our future and in this situation there are 20,000 children a year in our immediate area that we can affect by raising this money,” said Mollie Brennan, president of the Children’s Charity of the Bluegrass.
Due to events like the Golf Classic, Brennan says the Children’s Charity of the Bluegrass is able to help around 20,000 children each year and even with the pandemic that canceled many of their events last year, they have always been able to carry out their mission.
“It was amazing, people came out and just wrote the checks and not lighter either, it was $ 350,000 more that we were able to distribute and help out, especially during a pandemic,” Brennan said.
And in addition to being excited to be able to host the event again this year, Children’s Charity of the Bluegrass is also announcing a new president who will help grow the organization into the future.
“I hand over the reins to Matthew Mitchell, and he is an amazing part of our community with such a generous heart and I can’t wait to see where he goes forward,” said Brennan. “And I think it can be more than just a golf tournament.”
Golf teams participating this year will make a virtual bid to play with celebrities on Thursday, and then play begins Friday throughout the day.
If you would like to donate, you can do so on their website at childrenscharityofthebluegrass.org.
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