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PGA caddies cover fee for kids volunteering at Barbasol Championship


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.

Once Catlin saw the junior volunteers would need to pay a $35 fee, he offered to cover the cost for five kids in Lexington.

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.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

3 responses to “PGA caddies cover fee for kids volunteering at Barbasol Championship”

  1. J. Did

    This is really cool. And, it should generate a lot of interest from kids and the media. Nice story.

  2. Han

    Hey, come work for us for free! Also, pay us for the opportunity. Come on PGA.

    Good on the caddies for doing this, but it’s ridiculous that an organization as big as the PGA makes volunteers pay them to work.

  3. recliner coach

    Wow, pay to help? If I were the PGA I would be embarrassed. Surely, somebody could get Nike to give the kids a hat and shirt.