Our friends at bdG Sports are organizing a variety of fundraising events to benefit the islands in The Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Learn about their “Bluegrass for The Bahamas” event in Lexington and other ways you can help.
It’s Better In The Bahamas!
That’s the motto, and it’s usually true, but two of the islands were devastated by Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 1. And now they need help, to become even better!
As you may know, our company, bdG Sports, has spent the past 10 years working in The Bahamas with a portfolio of events that includes two Korn Ferry Tour golf tournaments and an annual college basketball tournament. One of our professional golf tournaments, the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic, is held each January. We employ more than 100 locals and televise the event to more than 200 countries around the world on Golf Channel. It is one of the biggest sporting events in the country, one of which will be forced to move this year due to the catastrophic damage.
Through our time on the islands, we have discovered the Bahamians to be Christian-based people who are family first, who take great pride in education and whose warmth and friendliness sets a new standard for others to follow. The loss of life and the destruction of property in Abaco was truly heartbreaking and having friends and colleagues in Abaco has made this tragedy personal to us.
God calls us to help those who are in need. Therefore, we are organizing a “Bluegrass for The Bahamas” fundraiser. In addition to soliciting donations of apparel and supplies that we are shipping to the country, we will be playing host to a fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Malone’s Prime Events. Below you will find the information on the fundraiser on that evening. Tickets can be purchased for $100 each with every dollar donated to the “Abaco-Winding Bay Relief Fund,” a 501(c)3 established here in the United States. Tickets include free food and beverage and live entertainment. There will be a silent and live auction – including world-class golf trips, a trip to follow the Cats to Vegas, and even a full collection of Pappy Van Winkle – along with a bourbon pull, and much, much more. We expect to have a distinguished representative from the Bahamas there as well to give their personal testimony on what’s needed to restore these communities.
You can purchase your tickets at www.bluegrassforthebahamas.com! We hope to see you there!