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3rd Annual Walmart SOKY Golf Classic
2013 Event Raised More than $32,000
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Lexington Special Olympics coach Dennis Gaines tees one up at the 2013 Forcht Bank Marshmallow Drive competition.

The Walmart-SOKY Golf Classic will return for its third year on Thursday, March 15, at Gibson Bay Golf Club in Richmond.

The event gets underway with registration at 7 am followed by a shotgun start at 8. O'Charley's will provide lunch for all the golfers and awards will be presented at the conclusion, including awards for 1st through 4th place, last place, closest to the pin and longest drive.

Fun options throughout the day include a marshmallow drive and the chance to have Special Olympics Kentucky golfers help with your putt.

Foursomes at the event are just $400 and include greens fee, cart, lunch and gift. Sponsorships start at just $100. All money raised goes to support the Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games, which will be held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, June 6-8.

Download the Walmart-SOKY Golf Classic Registration Form

For more information about the Walmart-SOKY Golf Classic, contact Jayna Oakley, SOKY Special Projects Director, at 502-695-8222 or via e-mail at joakley@soky.org.

Kentucky Walmart stores and Walmart suppliers turned out in force for the second straight year to help Special Olympics Kentucky at the Second Annual Walmart-SOKY Golf Classic. Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond saw 104 golfers on 26 teams turn out to support Special Olympics on Friday, May 17.

Morgan Turner and Wake Mullins
Athletes Morgan Turner and Wake Mullins prepare to help golfers with their putting at the 2013 Walmart-SOKY Golf Classic.

While players were on the course, there were a number of additional ways for them to support Special Olympics. The Eastern Kentucky University golf team took part in a "Beat the Pro" hole, where players could make a contribution to see if they could get closer to the hole than a Colonels golfer. Forcht Bank sponsored a Marshmallow Drive, where for a contribution, golfers could compete to see who could hit a marshmallow the farthest. Walmart contributed a number of items that were raffled off, including grills and golf bags, among others.

There was also a hole where Lexington Special Olympics athletes Wake Mullins and Morgan Turner helped with their putting.

The winners of the second annual Walmart-SOKY Golf Classic came from the North Park Walmart store in Lexington.

This year's event raised more than $32,000 to support Special Olympics Kentucky athletes.

We want to thank all of the event-day sponsors including Walmart; Coca-Cola; Kraft; Dean's Foods; Forcht Bank; Ohio Mills; the Kentucky Law Enforcement Torch Run; Sid Adams Pontiac, who sponsored the hole-in-one hole; Krispy Kreme, who provided breakfast; and O'Charley's, who brought lunch for all the golfers.

For more information about the 2014 Walmart-SOKY Golf Classic or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jayna Oakley of Special Olympics Kentucky at 800-633-7403 or joakley@soky.org or Tony Bryant at 502-667-0547.



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