Miller High Ball on Feb. 23 to Support Kosair Charities, Maryhurst

For more information or questions, contact:
Lindsay Wehr, Kosair Charities at lwehr@kosair.org or 502.637.7696
Stephanie Smith, Kosair Charities at ssmith@kosair.org or 502.637.7696
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What: The 2nd Annual Miller High Ball, honoring the late Coach Paulie and Mary Miller, will raise awareness and funds for both Kosair Charities and Maryhurst. Paulie Miller was a “Hall of Fame” football coach who coached five All-Americans and a Heisman Trophy winner from Louisville Flaget High School. He also coached at Trinity High School and the University of Louisville. Following 25 years of coaching, Paulie was elected to serve the community for 18 years as Circuit Court Clerk of Jefferson County. The strength and support behind Paulie was his beloved wife Mary. Event features cocktails, dinner, silent auction and dancing to Kudmani. Sponsors include: Four Roses Bourbon, Tito’s Vodka, Falls City Beer, Old 502 Winery, Belterra Casino and Resort, MPG Media, and Outfront Media. Hundreds of attendees are expected; media welcome for photos and TV/print interviews.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
6:30 p.m. (registration), 7:30 p.m. (dinner), 8:15 (live auction), 9 p.m. (live music)

Where: Louisville Marriott East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd.

Who: Miller family members, Keith Inman of Kosair Charities, Judy Lambeth of Maryhurst, and sponsors will be available for media interviews at 6:30 p.m. or after. Photographers and all media welcome.

Why: The Miller family witnessed their parents, the late Coach Paulie and Mary Miller, reach out to kids and instill in them a “burning desire” to achieve whatever they dreamed. The event hosted by the family is to continue their parent’s efforts to help kids in the community.

About the Charities
Kosair Charities enhances the health and well-being of children by delivering financial support for healthcare, research, education, social services, and child advocacy. We envision a world in which children in need live life to the fullest. For more information, please visit kosair.org.

 Maryhurst, founded by the Sisters of the Good Shephard in 1843 under the direction of Bishop Flaget, is recognized as one of the few agencies in the country capable of caring for youth who are among the most traumatized victims of abuse and neglect. Maryhurst’s programs include behavioral health services, community counseling, a campus based school and residential program, group homes and foster care.

Kosair Charities® Open Car and Motorcycle Show New Location: Kosair Charities Campus

Scheduled for Saturday: May 20, 2017

Louisville, KY – April 24, 2017– Join Kosair Charities for the Open Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Sam Swope Kosair Charities Center, 982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40217. The event is open to all cars and motorcycles. There is a $20 registration fee per vehicle. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with the show running from 1-5 p.m. In addition, there will be food trucks, music and an awards ceremony.

While you’re there don’t miss the opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket for the 2017 Kosair Shrine Classic Car, a 1971 Corvette Stingray. Kosair Charities and Trust for Life will be selling $10 chances at the event to win this sleek classic car that will be given away in November. There is no cost to the public to attend the event, but donations to Kosair Charities are encouraged.

For those who can not attend but would like to purchase tickets for a chance to win, mail a check to Kosair Charities P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, Ky. 40233 (make check payable to Kosair Shrine) or purchase Car-Show-Flyer-2017-768x994-2tickets online. The winner of the 1971 Corvette Stingray will be chosen at the Kosair Shrine Classic Car Giveaway celebration that takes place on November 10 at the Kosair Shrine Center at 4120 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, Ky. 40218 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Ticket stubs serve as entry to the celebration that includes a concert by The Monarchs, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

All net proceeds from tickets sold will benefit Kosair Charities. For more information, visit: https://kosair.org/event/kosaircharitiescarshow/

History of Kosair Classic Car Giveaway: In 2009, the late Bob Beatty began hitting the town each year with a classic car in tow to help raise money for Kosair Kids® in need of life saving organ transplants. Every year since Bob and his team started the Classic Car Raffle, a classic car has been taken around town where $10 chances have been sold.

Since 2009, the Classic Car Raffle has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Kosair Kids®. Last year, the car giveaway grossed approximately $150,000 for a cause that was so dear to Bob’s heart.

Bob himself was the recipient of a new heart he called “Ernie.” This second chance at life was Bob’s inspiration to create the car giveaway and help children in need. Sadly, Bob Beatty passed away in late 2014, but the tradition he began will hopefully continue for years to come.