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Children’s Charity Classic raised $600K over the weekend

Let me brag on a local organization for a moment, if you will.

This past weekend I was honored to participate in the Children’s Charity Classic, an amazing event that raises money for kids around Kentucky. It’s a week-long fundraiser for the Children’s Charity Fund of the Bluegrass, and it concluded with a two-day golf tournament here in Lexington.

Friday night’s bid party (in which teams bid on their celebrity golfers for Saturday’s round) raised $587,341 in a matter of hours, and helped push the grand total for the weekend to over $600K. The Children’s Charity Classic has now raised over $15 million in its 38 years, and every single dollar goes straight to the betterment of children around the Commonwealth.

I’ve played in many golf scrambles and participated in plenty of fundraisers around Kentucky, but I’ve never had as much fun and seen as much support for anything like the Children’s Charity Classic. I couldn’t believe the donations coming in at the bid party (some as high as $40,000) and all of the volunteers who gave up their time to make sure all who participated had a great time.

As for the actual golf, I played the final round with Team Keeneland and we walked away with a third place finish. Big thanks to Keeneland for picking me up and to my teammates — Matt Heissenbuttel, Jack Heissenbuttel, Chip McGaughey and Kyle Wilson — for carrying the team. I only added some putts and some fashion:

Another big thanks to this year’s hosts — Matthew Mitchell, Johnny Bench and Doug Flynn — and to all the other great people (and there are a lot) for putting together such an awesome event.

If you have any interest in participating in or contributing to next year’s Classic (and you should), click here to learn more about it. It’s a good time and a great cause.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

1 Comment for Children’s Charity Classic raised $600K over the weekend



  1. IAmTheDanger
    9:10 pm June 25, 2018 Permalink

    Awesome event every year….nice job Drew!