The Walmart-SOKY Golf Classic will make its return to Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond on Friday, May 17, for its second year supporting Special Olympics athletes.
Once again, the Classic is set up for morning and afternoon sessions, with the morning session teeing off at 9 am and the afternoon flight going off at 1 pm.
The cost is $400 per foursome to participate and includes greens fee, cart, lunch and door prizes. The morning flight will also offer doughnuts for breakfast. There will be closest to the pin, long drive and other contests as well. To reserve your space, complete the registration form and return it with your fee to the Special Olympics Kentucky office.
Sponsorship opportunities are also still available.
For more information about the 2013 Walmart-SOKY Golf Classic or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jayna Oakley of Special Olympics Kentucky at 800-633-7403 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tony Bryant at 502-667-0547.
Kentucky Walmart stores briefly traded low prices for low scores on Monday, May 7, when stores from throughout Kentucky came together to put on the inaugural Walmart-SOKY Golf Classic at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond. The first-year event was a tremendous success, raising more than $32,000 for Special Olympics Kentucky programs.
In all, 22 Walmart stores took part in the Classic, most with teams among the 30 teams and 120 golfers who took part. More than 40 Walmart associates took part either golfing or volunteering at the event. The golfers were joined by University of Kentucky Head Football Coach Joker Phillips who joined as the celebrity golfer for the day.
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. Kraft 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.
The inaugural Walmart-SOKY Golf Classic winners were Gene Oakley, Kurt Demrow, Charlie Hester and Jason Hurt from Lexington.
We want to thank all of the event-day sponsors including Walmart; Coca-Cola; Kraft; the Kentucky Department of Corrections;Kentucky Law Enforcement for Special Olympics; 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.