Gibson Bay Gold Course in Richmond will host the SOKY Golf Classic for the fifth consecutive year on Thursday, May 12. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games, which are held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond each June.
This year's Classic will once again be a morning scramble with plenty of extras. The day will include a marshmallow long drive contest, putting contest and an opportunity to play part of a hole with a Special Olympics athlete golfer, as well as the usually golf outing contests and giveaways.
For the third year in a row, the day will include a golf ball drop. Players can purchase golf balls just like raffle tickets. The balls will be dropped out of a bucket above the practice green. The first ball to roll into the designated hole, or the ball closest to the hole if none go in wins the grand prize.
The cost for the SOKY Golf Classic is $500 per foursome,which includes breakfast, lunch and a goodie bag. Other sponsorship levels are also available.
Golfer check-in is at 8 am, the golf ball drop will take place at 8:30 and the shotgun start is at 9.
For more information about the 2016 SOKY Golf Classic or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Trish Mazzoni, Special Olympics Kentucky President/CEO, at 800-633-7403 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Tony Bryant of Walmart at 502-867-0547.