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Kosair Charities to host children of Camp Quality Kentuckiana for special summer cookout

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Kosair Charities to host children of Camp Quality Kentuckiana for special summer cookout

What:
Kosair Charities will host a Kick Off Cookout for nearly 100 children of Camp Quality Kentuckiana on Sunday, June 23. The theme this year will be “Blast from the Past celebrating 30 years of Camp Quality Kentuckiana” featuring music, crafts, the League of Mascots, and more. The annual event leads in to a summer camp, ensuring that every child who has been diagnosed with cancer can have a summer camp experience.

When:
Sunday, June 23

10:30 a.m.: Campers arrive at Kosair Shrine Center
11:30 a.m.: Cookout begins featuring a DJ, crafts, and the League of Mascots
1:30 p.m.: Campers load the buses. Once the buses are loaded the campers head to camp, located at Country Lake Christian Retreat.

Where:
Kosair Shrine Center
4120 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40218
*Onsite parking available

Who:
Kosair Charities sponsors accommodations, activities, food and drink for over 90 children attending camp. Camp Quality offers a week-long camp to children who have or are in remission from cancer, so they can come together to just be kids. ALL MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WELCOME.

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About the Organizations

Kosair 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.

 Camp Quality Kentuckiana: Camp Quality serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences and companionship at no cost. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential.

Brotherhood Banquet, Phillips Homes Support Kosair Charities, Community

54th Annual Brotherhood Banquet + proceeds of a home sale by Phillips Homes help Kosair Kids®

Elizabethtown, KY— May 23, 2019 — Members of the Elizabethtown Knights of Columbus and the RIASOK Shrine Club and have donated proceeds from the 54th Annual Brotherhood Banquet to Kosair Charities. Local home builder Phillips Homes donated the proceeds of the sale of a newly constructed home as part of the fundraising efforts. A check for the grand total of $71,500 was presented Wednesday, May 22 to Kosair Charities representatives at the Pritchard Community Center.

“Kosair Charities is honored and grateful for many years of support from the Brotherhood Banquet and the Elizabethtown community,” said Keith Inman, Kosair Charities president. “We are humbled by the generosity of the entire Elizabethtown community, the Knights of Columbus, and the RIASOK Shrine Club. The support is life changing for Kosair Kids®.”

The Brotherhood Banquet began with an idea and a friendship of two men in 1965, Thomas R. Clark, Sr., Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and William J. Harris, President of the RIASOK Shrine Club. Since its inception, the Brotherhood Banquet has raised over $750,000. Children in the Elizabethtown community benefit from this support through Kosair Charities’ financial assistance for families in need of help with their children’s medical bills. Most recently Kosair Charities provided grant funding for the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

“Elizabethtown Knights of Columbus and the RIASOK Shrine Club extend our heartfelt gratitude to Phillips Homes, all banquet sponsors and to the Elizabethtown, Hardin and surrounding counties for their support of this ongoing community event,” said Tom Clark, Jr., local business owner and one banquet organizer. “The money raised has continued to bless our community in many ways and my father, Thomas Clark, Sr. and William Harris would be very proud of their legacy.”

Special this year, Phillips Homes donated the proceeds of the sale of a newly constructed Elizabethtown home to Kosair Charities as part of the Brotherhood Banquet fundraising efforts. The grand total of $71,500 was possible due to the support of many generous sponsors and supporters of the Brotherhood Banquet and the Phillips Homes project.

Members of Kosair Charities staff and board, RIASOK Shrine Club, Elizabethtown Knights of Columbus and community members at Wednesday’s check presentation.

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About Kosair 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, visit kosair.org.

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Giveaway Benefiting Kosair Charities® Raffle tickets are available through November 10th

For nine consecutive years, Kosair Charities volunteers have organized the rebuilding and raffling off a vintage car to raise funds for Kosair Kids® needing organ transplants. This year, Kosair Charities volunteer, Robert Hart, and his team will be selling $10 raffle tickets for one lucky person to win a 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Car 1IMG_5120Stingray.

This Corvette Stingray will be on display at the following events:

  • September 28-30: Barbeque on the River (Paducah, KY)
  • October 12-15: GoodGuys Nostalgia Nationals (Beech Bend Raceway)
  • October 21-22: Louisville Fall Swap Meet (Fair & Expo Center West Wing, Louisville)

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the events listed above, online at www.kosaircar.com or mailing a check made payable to Kosair Shrine to Kosair Charities, P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, KY 40233. You can also purchase raffle tickets at Craig and Landreth (5357 Dixie Hwy. Louisville, KY 40216).

The $10 raffle ticket also serves as an entry into the Classic Car Giveaway Celebration at the Kosair Shrine Center on November 10th. The celebration includes live music by The Monarchs, a cash bar, appetizers, a silent auction and the drawing of the winning ticket. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the winning ticket drawn at 9 p.m. All net proceeds from tickets sold will benefit Kosair Charities.

The car giveaway has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Kosair Kids® since 2009. In 2016, the car giveaway grossed approximately $150,000. Thanks to generous support from our sponsors and the community, Kosair Charities and Trust for Life are able to better the lives are children across Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

 

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.