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Vegas-style magic show The Magic & The Wonder with world-famous performers to benefit two local charities

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Vegas-style magic show The Magic & The Wonder with world-famous performers to benefit two local charities

What:

A Vegas-style magic show brought to Louisville’s Whitney Hall. Ideal for a date, friends, or the whole family, see world-famous performers Kevin James, The Inventor and star of the Broadway hit “The Illusionist”, Jessica Jane – Magician & Entertainer, and Stephen Bargatze, as well as local magicians Patrick and Janice Miller, while supporting a great cause. All proceeds benefit Kosair Charities and Kids’ Center for Pediatric Therapies. Watch promo video.

 When:
Saturday, July 27
6 p.m. – Close-up magic begins in the lobby (all press & media welcome)
7 p.m. – The Magic & The Wonder

*MAGICIANS AVAILABLE JULY 23 – JULY 27 FOR LIVE STUDIO PROMOTIONS

Where:
The Kentucky Center
Whitney Hall
501 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

Who:
World-famous performers Kevin James, The Inventor and star of the Broadway hit “The Illusionist”, Jessica Jane – Magician & Entertainer, and Stephen Bargatze, as well as local magicians Patrick and Janice Miller. ALL MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WELCOME.

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About the Organizations

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.

Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies: Since 1958, Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies has provided physical, occupational, and speech therapies to special needs children to help them reach their full potential. Kids Center provides these services regardless of the family’s ability to afford the cost of care. For more information, please visit kidscenterky.org.

Come enjoy the B3 Bash– A Celebration of Bacon, Bourbon & Beer; Saturday, January 20

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B3 BASH – A CELEBRATION OF BACON, BOURBON AND BEER
January 20, 2018 at Mellwood Art Center
Proceeds to benefit Kosair Charities®

WHAT |          B3 Bash: A Celebration of Bacon, Bourbon, & Beer to benefit Kosair Charities is the tasting event in Louisville you don’t want to miss. Guests will enjoy amazing bacon creations by 15 local chefs and restaurants, as well as signature cocktails from Four Roses Bourbon and Woodford Reserve, a variety of craft beer from West Sixth Brewing, in addition to wine from Old 502.

WHEN |          Saturday, January 20th   from 6-11 p.m.,
Bacon tasting is 6 – 8 p.m. ONLY
Tony and the Tan Lines perform from 8 -11 p.m.

WHERE |        Mellwood Arts Center 1860 Mellwood Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

MORE |           The B3 Bash general admission tickets are $80 (advanced purchase)/$90 at the door; tickets include all food and drink. Guests can save $5 off each ticket by using the promo code: ‘kosairkids’. Note: this is for advance ticket sales only.

There are a limited about of V.I.P reserved tables for $1,200 that include eight (8) tickets and premiere seating at the event, along with all food and beverages – these tables are available via advanced purchase only.

All chefs will compete for the “Best of the Bash” title and trophy. Attendees will act as the judges as they sample all of the delicious bacon creations. The night will include live music by Tony and the Tan Lines, a silent auction to benefit Kosair Charities® and much more.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.b3fest.com or contact John Stewart at info@b3fest.com or (502) 905-2236.

Media Contacts:
John Stewart: 502-905-2236
Stephanie Smith: 502-432-4489
Erin Jones: 502-774-0767

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About Kosair Charities: Since 1923 Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. Kosair Charities knows that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year. For more information, please visit https://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

Register NOW for the Kosair Classic!

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The 3rd Kosair Classic Golf Tournament will take place
Monday, July 17 @ South Park Country Club

The event is powered by Lusk Mechanical

WHAT |    The 3rd annual Kosair Classic, powered by Lusk Mechanical, will be held on Monday, July 17 at South Park Country Club in Fairdale, KY. Registration is now open for teams.  The scramble golf tournament will feature breakfast, lunch and a cocktail reception.

WHEN |    Monday, July 17: Registration & breakfast 8:00 a.m., Tee time 10 a.m. Awards & Cocktail reception begin at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE |    South Park Country Club 
915 South Park Road, Fairdale, KY 40118

MORE |    If you do not have a foursome, you can register as an individual player, or as a team of two or three. Entry fees are $150 per player or $500 for a foursome. Opportunities are available for hole sponsors, birdie sponsors, and eagle sponsors. Recognition will be given to sponsors throughout the scramble. All registration fees include the following:  green fee, golf cart, lunch, refreshments on the course, and appetizers after play. Download the registration form at https://kosair.org/event/kosairclassic/.  The net proceeds from this event will benefit Kosair Charities®.
For more information on registration or sponsorship, contact Marki Hartlage at        (502) 637-7696 or mhartlage@kosair.org.

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About Kosair Charities Since 1923 Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. Kosair Charities knows that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year. For more information, please visit https://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

MEDIA PHOTO OPPORTUNITY KENTUCKY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME TO OFFICIALLY INDUCT 2017 CLASS TONIGHT

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WHAT:            Kosair Charities & the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame to recognize and induct the Class of 2017.

WHO:                Class of 2017:
                               Marion Miley (award accepted by Myra Van Hoose Blackwelder – KAHF Class of 2007)
Rodger Bird
Howard Beth
Rob Bromley
Mike Battaglia
Dennis Lampley
Erwin “Swag” Hartel

High School Athletes: Brooke Forde and Geordan Blanton

WHEN:        6:00 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction
7:15 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Induction Ceremony

 MEDIA PHOTO OPPS:

Invocation: Pat Day
My Old Kentucky Home sung by members of the Louisville Chamber Choir
Emcee: Paul Rogers

HS Athletes Award: Brooke Forde from Sacred Heart Academy and Geordan Blanton from Johnson Central High School, presented by Ellis and Badenhausen,

BEST PHOTO OPP: Cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m. with the athletes. There will be a group photo of the inductees on stage at 6:45 p.m. 

WHERE:            Crowne Plaza Louisville 830 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209

MORE:              The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes athletes and sports figures who were born in or who played their respective sport in the state of Kentucky. Each inductee will receive a bronze plaque that will hang inside Louisville’s Freedom Hall. Past inductees include Muhammad Ali, Pee Wee Reese, Pat Day, Denny Crum and many more. This semi-formal event includes a silent auction, dinner, and a program. All proceeds from the silent auction benefit Kosair Charities.=

NOTE: Media is welcome to stay and enjoy dinner. Please RSVP if you plan to do so.

The 2017 Class of Inductees are listed below:

Marion Miley: From 1936 to 1941, Marion Miley was the best female golfer in America, winning numerous amateur regional championships in the years before the formation of the LPGA. Her prowess on the links, combined with her youthfulness, athleticism and good looks, propelled her to international celebrity. It all came to a tragic end when, at the age of 27, she was murdered during a robbery at the Lexington Country Club. Today she is remembered as a pioneer in women’s sport whose legacy of courage and achievement paved the way for future generations.

Mike Battaglia: Mike Battaglia, eldest son of the late John Battaglia, who created the Spiral Stakes, an early prep for the Kentucky Derby, started announcing horse races in 1972. He called races at Turfway, Keeneland and Churchill Downs, where he called 19 Kentucky Derbys, from Affirmed in 1978 to Grindstone in 1996. He began working for NBC in 1993 and covered all Triple Crown and Breeders Cup races as an analyst and interviewer until 2014. He is the morning line maker for Churchill Downs, Turfway, and Keeneland, where he is also the on-air handicapper.

 

Dennis Lampley: A legend in Kentucky high school football. Dennis Lampley arrived at Trinity in 1971 and served as defensive coordinator on three state title teams before becoming head coach. He compiled a career record of 138-21, winning five state titles in 10 years, including a state record 50-game win streak from 1988-91. Five of his teams were in the USA Today Top 25. He was National Coach of the Year in 1990, inducted in KHSAA Hall of Fame in 2003, National High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2012, and Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

Kenny Klein:  Kenny Klein is the longtime senior associate athletic director and sports information director at the University of Louisville, joining the Cardinals’ staff in 1983. A graduate of Murray State, Klein is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame. He has worked in media operations for the NCAA Final Four since 1985, multiple PGA Championships and Ryder Cups, the Kentucky Derby, and 1987 Pan American Games. He received the 2012 Katha Quinn Award from the US Basketball Writers Association for outstanding service.

 

Howard Beth: Howard Beth coached the Marshall County Lady Marshals for 30 years. He retired in 2010 with a record of 794-149. Included in this record are five trips to the finals of the LIT, winning the title twice. His teams made 19 appearances in the Sweet 16 state tournament, including a state runner-up title in 1981. His teams captured state titles in 1982 and 1984, that year going unbeaten (34-0). He was inducted into the KHSAA Hall of Fame in 1994 and Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

Rodger Bird: The youngest of the fabulous Bird brothers (the others were Jerry, Calvin and Billy) from Corbin, Ky., Rodger held virtually every UK rushing record when he graduated in 1966. A first team All-American, he was a first-round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders, where he was AFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. In 1968 Bird became the first Kentucky native and former Wildcat to play in a Super Bowl.

Erwin “Swag” Hartel: The world-class runner grew up in England. He ran a 1:50:8 and was the fastest 17-year-old half-miler in the world. He came to US on a track scholarship to WKU. He placed 2nd in the British Championship with a 3:40:6, his fastest-ever 1,500 meters. He ran lead off leg for two British relay records and was an Olympic Trials participant. In 1977 he won the first Bluegrass 10,000. In 1979 he won the Ky. Derby Mini-Marathon. In 1981 he ran his first marathon in Louisville 2:19:23. He ran 64 10Ks in under 30 minutes in many towns across Kentucky.

Rob Bromley: Rob Bromley served as sports anchor at WKYT-TV in Lexington for more than 40 years, one of the longest tenures for a sportscaster in Kentucky. His career at WKYT included a run of 30 years on the UK Television Network doing play-by-play, color commentary and sideline reporting. In 2015, he was inducted into the NATAS Ohio Valley Silver Circle, honoring 25 years or more of distinguished service to the television industry. He was named Kentucky Sportscaster of the Year for 2016 by the National Sports Media Association.

 

2017 High School Athletic Class includes:

Sacred Heart Academy’s Brooke Forde and Johnson Central’s Geordan Blanton have been named Dr. Rudy J. Ellis Sports Medicine Center Kentucky Athletes of the Year.

Brooke Forde: Brooke Forde has not only been one of the top high school female athletes in the state of Kentucky during her four-year career, but has also been one of the elite swimmers in the entire nation. She helped lead Sacred Heart to four straight swimming state titles and currently holds two individual and one relay state record. As a senior, Forde was named to the All-State team after winning state titles in the 200 and 500 freestyles – setting the record in both races – also winning as a member of the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays teams. Ranked as the No. 1 college prospect nationally by Collegeswimming.com, Forde has signed with Stanford, has been a member of the U.S. Junior National Team since 2015 and was a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in four events.

 

Geordan Blanton:  Geordan Blanton is one of Kentucky’s top football players and wrestlers but will attend Marshall University on a baseball scholarship. Blanton is one of the best three-way athletes Kentucky has seen in years. In football, Blanton helped Johnson Central to the school’s first Class 4-A state championship last season. He played defensive back and wide receiver, was a finalist for Mr. Football, and named Class 4-A Player of the Year.  In wrestling, Blanton won two state titles, finished third overall, and made it to the quarterfinals in his other season. Blanton has also been the star for the Golden Eagles baseball team that made it to the State Tournament during his junior season. Blanton is the team leader in every statistic category – batting average (just under .500), doubles, triples, home runs, RBIs and stolen bases. He was named All-State as a junior and was named the Daily Independent Player of the Year. Geordan is a top candidate for Mr. Baseball honors this season.

 

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About the Kosair Charities:

Since 1923, Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. Kosair Charities knows that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year. For more information, please visit https://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kosair Charities® is proud to announce their 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Kosair Charities is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Board Members and the full list of members that will serve on the 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

Barry Dunn

Barry Dunn

Barry Dunn and Larry Craig were elected to the board to serve a five-year term. Jim Szofer’s was elected by virtue of his office for the Kosair Shrine Divan, his term will expire in four years.

Dunn is Executive Director, Office of Legal Services for the Ky. Public Protection Cabinet.

“I feel tremendously honored to join the board of Kosair Charities, an organization devoted to the most laudable of goals: To build better tomorrows for our children,” Dunn said. “I look forward to doing my part to ensure that children in need get the care, support, and services they need to let their dreams take flight.”

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Larry Craig

Larry Craig, also elected, is an established auto dealer for over 40 years and currently owns the Craig and Landreth dealerships. He will also serve a five-year term.

“It is truly an honor to be associated with an organization that’s all about the well-being of children,” Craig said.

Jim Szofer, a consultant for CFW Engineers, was elected by virtue of office for the Kosair Shrine Divan.

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Jim Szofer

“I am very happy to be a member of the Kosair Charities Board,” Szofer said. “It’s great to be associated with an organization that provides so much for the kids in our community, and around the Kentucky-Indiana area.”

Returning to the Kosair Charities board are the following members:

  • Jerry W. Ward, AIF®, Chairman
  • Wendell P. Wright, Vice Chairman
  • John B. Hitt, II Secretary
  • Robert Flowers, Treasurer
  • Matthew L. Brotzge
  • Kirk Carter, PP
  • Eddie Chrisman, PP
  • Randy Coe, AIF®, PP
  • Steve Hueston, Potentate
  • Tom Larimore
  • Harry Lusk
  • Patrick Philip Miller
  • Gary Morgan
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk, David L. Nicholson
  • David Owen, PP
  • Kenneth Reiss, PP
  • JR Riggs, Jr., Potentate
  • H.I. Stroth, Jr.
  • Councilman Glen E. Stuckel
  • Frank Texas
  • Martin R. Walters 

Board Members Emeritus 

  • Brown Allen, PP
  • Samuel G Swope, *deceased

The Kosair Charities Board of Directors help guide, support and lead the efforts to achieve the organization’s mission.

2016 Advisory Council

  • Chandler Blewett
  • Bob Bonsutto
  • Judge Gina Kay Calvert
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Bobby Clarkson
  • Joan Conrad
  • Reba Doutrick
  • Councilman David James
  • Dave Juergens, PP
  • Jean West Losavio
  • Tom O’Bryan
  • John Roth, MD
  • Lester Sanders
  • Craig Scherman
  • Sandy Metts Snowden
  • Bob Thrush
  • Memory Townsend
  • Sam Watkins, Jr.

The Kosair Charities Advisory Council, consisting of leaders in the community, serve as the consulting arm to the board of directors. They aid in maintaining Kosair Charities’ focus on meeting the healthcare needs of children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.