With the Barbasol Championship less than two weeks away, caddies from the PGA Tour have come together for a very cool gesture in the Bluegrass.
It began when Steve Catlin, caddie for Robert Streb, came across a tweet from the tournament asking for junior volunteers.
??? We need junior volunteers to serve as standard bearers!
Inside the ropes access for any high school age kids (13-17)
— Barbasol Championship (@BarbasolChampKY) July 2, 2018
Once Catlin saw the junior volunteers would need to pay a $35 fee, he offered to cover the cost for five kids in Lexington.
I will happily pay the fee for 5 young volunteers in Lexington who would love to help but can’t afford it. Please let me know if you find some. Let’s get some youths out to see how cool this all is. https://t.co/OaVATUJLJc
— Catman (@OzCatman) July 2, 2018
Catlin’s generosity caught the attention of several other Tour caddies, and within two days enough money had been donated to cover the fees for 80 junior volunteers. That number continues to grow today, but now the tournament needs more kids to fill the spots.
So if your youngster has any interest in volunteering at the Barbasol Championship, visit the volunteer website here to get registered.
And a big thanks to Steve Catlin, his fellow caddies, and everyone else who put up the money so more kids are able to participate in what is going to be a fun week across the Lexington area.