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

KAHF

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 6) – Kosair Charities and the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame are proud to announce a class of eight that will be inducted as the Class of 2017 into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes athletes and sports figures who were born in, or played their respective sport, in the state of Kentucky. Each inductee is recognized with a bronze plaque.

Past inductees into the Hall of Fame include Muhammad Ali, Pee Wee Reese, Adolph Rupp, Paul Hornung, Pat Day, Denny Crum, Joe B. Hall, Secretariat, Mary T. Meagher, Johnny Unitas and others.

The KAHF induction will take place on June 1 at 6:00pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. Tickets are $100 per person, or $800 for a table of eight. For information go to www.kosair.org

Tickets will go on sale in April.

Here is the list of inductees for the Class of 2017:

Mike Battaglia – One of the faces of thoroughbred racing in the Commonwealth since he began calling races in 1972. Battaglia called races at Turfway Park, Keeneland and Churchill Downs where he called 19 Kentucky Derbies, from Affirmed (1978) to Grindstone (1996). He also worked for NBC on Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup coverage from 1993 until 2014. He’s been the morning-line maker for Churchill Downs, Turfway Park and Keeneland, where he is also the on-air handicapper, since 1974. He remains the associated Vice-President at Turfway.

Howard Beth – Only one of two high school girls’ basketball coaches in state history to surpass the 700-win mark. The longtime Marshall County High School coach won two Kentucky state titles, made 19 trips to the Sweet 16 and when he retired in 2010 was the all-time winningest girls’ coach in state history with a mark of 794-149. He won the state title in 1982 and ’84, finishing a perfect 34-0.

Rodger Bird – One of the state’s greatest football players of all time, Bird was a high school All-American at Corbin and then went on to play at the University of Kentucky. With the Wildcats, Bird was a first-team All-American as a running back and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders. He was switched to defensive back and was named AFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1966. His jersey hangs in Commonwealth Stadium. His brothers, Calvin and Billy, were football players at UK and another brother, Jerry, played basketball for the Wildcats.

Rob Bromley – The longtime WKYT sports anchor is the familiar face for many wanting coverage of the Kentucky Wildcats in Central Kentucky. He’s been at WKYT for more than 40 years, among the longest standing television anchors 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.  During his duties with the UK network, Bromley has done shows with Fran Curci, Joe B. Hall, Jerry Claiborne, Eddie Sutton, Bill Curry, Rick Pitino, Hal Mumme and Tubby Smith. In 2015 he was inducted into the NATAS Ohio Valley Silver Circle, one of the highest awards given by NATAS for 25 years or more of distinguished service.  He was named Kentucky Co-Sportscaster of the Year for 2016 by the National Sports Media Association.

Swag Hartel – Growing up just outside of London, England, Hartel’s passion was soccer. But he’s made a name for himself in the state of Kentucky as a legend of sorts in the local running world. The former Western Kentucky University star runner owns Swags Sports Shoes in Louisville. A former winner of the Kentucky Derby Festival MiniMarathon, Hartel opened his first store in 1985 and now has two locations in the Louisville-area.

Kenny Klein – The longtime Senior Associate Athletic Director and Sports Information Director at the University of Louisville has been with the U of L staff since 1983. The Murray State graduate is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame. He has worked in media operations for the NCAA at the men’s Final Four since 1985 and has also worked for the PGA of America at PGA Championship and Ryder Cup events. He received the Katha Quinn Award for his outstanding service by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association in 2012.

Dennis Lampley – One of the legends in high school football coaching, Lampley arrived at Trinity High School in 1971 as an assistant coach. He served as the defensive coordinator on three state championship teams before taking over as the head coach of the Shamrocks’ program. He compiled a record of 138-21 during his tenure, winning five state titles in 10 years as the head coach. During his tenure, Lampley’s teams won 50-straight games from 1988-91 – which is still the state record. He was named National Coach of the Year in 1990 and was inducted into the National High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2012. He was the longtime athletic director at Trinity and is still the school’s assistant AD.

Marion Miley – She was the best female golfer in America from 1936-41, winning numerous amateur championships in the years before the formation of the LPGA Tour. Miley became one of the best and most famous female athletes in the 1930s but at the age of 27 in 1941 she was murdered in an apartment at Lexington Country Club during a robbery attempt. She is still remembered as a pioneer in women’s sports whose legacy of courage and achievement paved the way for future generations.

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

Bluegrass Center for Autism Center to Dedicate New Playground

Bluegrass Center for Autism Center to Dedicate New Playground 

September 29 at Kosair Charities® East Campus

WHAT |  Family, friends and local businesses are invited to join Bluegrass Center Autism for a special dedication ceremony to commemorate the newly-built, fully-accessible playground.

WHEN |  Thursday, September 29, 2016  

                     9 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony with reception to follow

WHERE |  Bluegrass Center for Autism at the Kosair Charities East Campus

9810 Bluegrass Parkway

Louisville, KY 40299

MORE | Join Premier Partners: Park Community Credit Union, Kosair Charities, The City of Jeffersontown, Louisville Metro Council, Councilwoman Marilyn Parker, Councilman Glenn Stuckel, and the Dream Foundation of Kentucky for a special ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly-built, fully-accessible playground.

The new playground will be replacing outdated equipment that was not fully-accessible, which is a level above ADA compliant. All of the new equipment is not only recreational, but therapeutic as well. Each activity at the playground has therapeutic value for the children. The playground will be located near the Bluegrass Center for Autism wing on campus, but is available and open to young people that both agencies are serving at each end of the campus.

To RSVP for this event, contact Jeff Allen at jallen@bluegrasscenterforautism.org or 859-351-1665.

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HMH Foundation Receives First-Ever Kosair Charities® Grant Recap

Foundation calls support from local civic organizations instrumental

August 31, 2016, ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky – Kosair Charities surprised Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) officials today with a $200,000 gift for the HMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the only level II NICU in Central Kentucky.

CheckHMHF was expecting a $160,000 grant but at today’s special ceremony at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kosair Charities President Randy Coe increased the gift by $40,000.

The grant is the first ever that Kosair Charities has awarded in support of Hardin Memorial Health. Kosair Charities is a Louisville-based philanthropic organization that for more than 90 years has worked to protect the health and well-being of children. Through its grant program, Kosair Charities supports agencies around the state that provide crucial medical care to children.

HMH Foundation (HMHF) officials credited two local civic organizations, the Knights of Columbus 1455 and the Riasok Shrine Club, for their long-standing support to Kosair Charities and their willingness to shine a spotlight on the needs of the HMH NICU.

“For more than a half a century, these two great organizations have hosted the annual Brotherhood Banquet and raised millions of dollars for Kosair Charities,” said HMHF Chairman Joe Prather. “It’s great to see those funds coming back to our communities to help HMH provide care for fragile newborns close to home.”

Prather, along with leaders from both organizations, took part in today’s event, each placing a specially designed panel to form the iconic Kosair Charities Kite.

Kosair Charities’ Randy Coe placed the final panel of the kite.

“Each piece of this kite represents a vital part of the whole,” said Coe. “The result is better care for our region’s children and we couldn’t be more proud of that.”

Riasok’s Chris Knight and Knights of Columbus’ Dr. Mike Nethers said that their organizations took great pride in helping make this grant possible.

“More than 50 years ago, leaders from our two organizations came together around a singular idea; to impact the lives of children in need,” said Knight.  “To have our work benefit children in this community means so much.”

Nethers, anNICU Twins obstetrician, who regularly delivers babies at HMH knows first-hand the importance of the NICU.  Less than an hour before the ceremony he delivered a baby that in years past would have had to been transported to another hospital for care.

“Minutes matter when it comes to providing care for vulnerable babies,” said Nethers. “Having the NICU here at HMH saves lives and keeps families together. I’m so proud that our two organizations helped make this investment possible.”

With this grant, the independent HMHF has raised more than $600,000 for the NICU over the past 18 months. The NICU was the foundation’s first project.

HMHF invests in breakthrough initiatives that HMH couldn’t otherwise fund.

The Kosair Charities gift will be used to purchase the IntelliVue Patient Monitoring System, two Giraffe Warmers and two Giraffe Omnibeds, all designed to support care for NICU newborns.

The monitoring system will allow neonatologists and the NICU team to monitor all heart, oxygen saturation and respiratory rates as well as blood pressure at the same time, increasing not only safety but the babies’ comfort.

The additional Giraffe Warmers and Omnibeds that newborns need will help support the growing volumes in the Level II NICU. Since the nursery became fully operational last September, the NICU team has cared for more than 150 babies.

HMH delivers more than 1,600 babies annually, making it the 11th busiest out of 48 delivering hospitals in Kentucky.

 

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About HMH.  Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) is an integrated system of health care providers throughout a 10-county region of Central Kentucky.  HMH is committed to delivering the highest-quality patient-centered health care to the more than 400,000 people it serves. With more than 2,000 medical professionals including 230 first-in-class physicians in over 40 specialties as well as primary care and a 300-bed hospital, HMH provides comprehensive health care close to home for the residents of Hardin, Meade, Nelson, LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Bullitt, Green and Taylor counties.  HMH is a county owned system under a management contract with Kentucky’s Baptist Health, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

About HMH Foundation.  The Hardin Memorial Health Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization governed by a group of community and business leaders from across Central Kentucky. The Foundation provides leadership and resources to secure investments that will improve health in local communities through Hardin Memorial Health. The HMH Foundation is committed to keeping HMH strong and ensuring access to the very best care close to home for the residents of the 10-county region it serves.

 

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 call502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

 

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From left to right; Dr. Michael Nethers, HMH obstetrician and Knights of Columbus 1455; HMH Foundation President Joe Prather; Kosair Charities President Randy Coe; and Chris Knight, Riasok Shrine Club hold the check for the $200,000 grant from Kosair Charities to the HMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

NICU twins:

Representatives from Kosair Charities and the HMH Foundation celebrate the new grant to HMH’s NICU with new mom Kara Pardue who just gave birth to Dixie and Junie in the HMH BirthPlace NICU.

Media Photo Opportunity: HMH Foundation to Receive First-Ever Kosair Charities® Grant Local civic organizations to be recognized for their role

HMH Foundation to Receive First-Ever Kosair Charities® Grant
Local civic organizations to be recognized for their role 

What:             Kosair Charities is awarding the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) a $160,000 grant to purchase life-saving equipment for the HMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Leaders from Kosair Charities will present a check at a special ceremony at Hardin Memorial Hospital. The grant is the first-ever that Kosair Charities has awarded in support of Hardin Memorial Health.

Two local civic organizations, the Knights of Columbus 1455 and the Riasok Shrine Club, will participate in the ceremony. The two organizations have partnered for years to support Kosair Charities. Leaders from Kosair Charities, the two local civic organization and HMHFwill each place a specially designed panel to form the iconic Kosair Charities kite at the ceremony. The leaders will then visit the staff and patients in the NICU.

WHO:           •   Jerry Ward, Kosair Charities Board Chairman

  • Joe Prather, HMHF Board Chairman
  • Chris Knight, Riasok Shrine Club
  • Mike Nethers, Knights of Columbus 1455
  • Dennis Johnson, HMH President and CEO
  • NICU Staff and patients (with permission only)

WHEN: Wednesday, August 31 Program is 11:30 a.m. (Anticipated 15-minute program)

WHERE:          Auditorium 5A and
NICU Hardin Memorial Health, Main Campus 913 N. Dixie Ave.   Elizabethtown, Ky.

WHY:               HMHF invests in breakthrough initiatives that HMH couldn’t otherwise fund. With this grant, the independent HMHF has raised more than $600,000 for the NICU over the past 18 months. The NICU was the foundation’s first project.

The Kosair Charities gift will be used to purchase the IntelliVue Patient Monitoring System, two Giraffe Warmers and two Giraffe Omnibeds, all designed to support care for NICU newborns.

The monitoring system will allow neonatologists and the NICU team to monitor all heart, oxygen saturation and respiratory rates as well as blood pressure at the same time, increasing not only safety but also the babies’ comfort.

The additional Giraffe Warmers and Omnibeds that newborns need will help support the growing volumes in the Level II NICU. Since the nursery became fully operational last September, the NICU team has cared for more than 150 babies.

RSVP:   Please contact Kasey McCrary: 270-779-3718, kasey@heartlandcommunicate.com.         

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About HMH Foundation.  The Hardin Memorial Health Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization governed by a group of community and business leaders from across Central Kentucky. The Foundation provides leadership and resources to secure investments that will improve health in local communities through Hardin Memorial Health. The HMH Foundation is committed to keeping HMH strong and ensuring access to the very best care close to home for the residents of the 10-county region it serves.

 

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.

 

 

About HMH.  Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) is an integrated system of health care providers throughout a 10-county region of Central Kentucky.  HMH is committed to delivering the highest-quality patient-centered health care to the more than 400,000 people it serves. With more than 2,000 medical professionals including 230 first-in-class physicians in over 40 specialties as well as primary care and a 300-bed hospital, HMH provides comprehensive health care close to home for the residents of Hardin, Meade, Nelson, LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Bullitt, Green and Taylor counties.  HMH is a county owned system under a management contract with Kentucky’s Baptist Health, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

The Prickly Pear Boutique to Host First Headbands of Hope Trunk Show

WHAT |  Join the Prickly Pear Boutique for its first-ever Headbands of Hope trunk show, featuring a variety of styles for children and adults. For every headband purchased, one headband will be donated to a child with cancer. The headbands will be distributed at the 3rd Annual Gold Ribbon Festival that will be held on September 18 on the Kosair Charities Campus. The headbands are currently on sale in the store, but the trunk show will feature a large variety of styles.

WHEN |   Saturday, Sept. 10

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE |  The Prickly Pear Boutique

1505 Main St.

Middletown, KY 40243

MORE | Kosair Charities and its’ community partners in pediatric cancer care are hosting the 3rd Annual Gold Ribbon Festival celebrating pediatric cancer survivors on September 18. It will be a day of fun, food and fellowship for families.  The headbands purchased on September 10 will go directly to these survivors on September 18. The partners include: University of Louisville Pediatrics, Kids Cancer Alliance, Make-A-Wish, Gilda’s Club, Chili’s Clip for Kids, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Camp Quality, and Papa John’s.

“We were so excited to find this company at the Atlanta Market,’ said Prickly Pear Boutique co-owner Amy Quinlan. ‘We were immediately drawn to their booth after seeing how they donate a headband to a child with cancer for each one sold.  The headbands are so stylish, and appeal to both younger children as well as adults. We are looking forward to the trunk show!’”

Headbands of Hope

St. Joseph Children’s Home and Kosair Charities® will celebrate two Silent Messenger statues on St. Joe’s Frankfort Avenue campus

Dr. Terry Brooks, Executive Director of Kentucky Youth Advocates announces partnership

 between St. Joe’s and the Face It® movement
Thursday, July 14 at 10 a.m.

What:   St. Joseph Children’s Home and Kosair Charities Silent Messenger statue celebration; announcement of St. Joe’s partnership with the FACE IT movement to end child abuse in Kentucky.

When:   Thursday, July 14, 10:00 a.m.

Where:    St. Joseph Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY  40206, front lawn St. Joseph Children’s Home will host a celebration of two new Kosair Charities Silent Messenger statues located on St. Joe’s Frankfort Avenue campus.  The statues are located at Frankfort Avenue and Brownsboro Road entrances to the property.   Last year Kosair Charities committed $1 million to St. Joe’s kids, specifically the construction of new residential cottages for up to 48 of Kentucky’s most abused and neglected children ages 5-14.

The Silent Messenger statues at St. Joe’s signify Kosair Charities’ commitment to the health and well being of kids in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  They are synonymous with the Shriners mission to help children.   The celebration falls almost one year following ribbon cutting in July 2015 at which Kosair Charities announced their $1 million financial commitment.

The Face It® Movement, conceived and created in 2012 as a response to the public outcry against the increasing number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth, officially launched on April 9, 2013, as a 10-year initiative led by Kosair Charities; its vision is that by 2023 all children in Jefferson County will be free from abuse and neglect. Face It directly addresses the increasingly unacceptable number of child abuse deaths in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas with best practices in child abuse prevention, community engagement and the promotion of effective policies to improve the child welfare system.

Follow Face It® on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faceitabuse
Twitter: https://twitter.com/faceitabuse.

The event is open the public.

More information can be found at www.sjkids.org, or by calling 502.893.0241. St. Joseph Children’s Home hosts three programs:  residential treatment, foster care and adoption and a child development center.  For more information about these programs please visit:  www.sjkids.org.  St. Joe’s was founded in 1849.

Contact:  Andrea Pridham, Development Director, 502.893.0241, andreap@sjkids.org

Kosair Charities Media Contact: Erin Jones, 502.774.0767, erin@inmodemarketing.com

Save the Date: 2nd Annual Kosair Classic Takes Place on Mon., July 18

2nd ANNUAL KOSAIR CLASSIC

Powered by Lusk Mechanical with Proceeds Benefiting Kosair Charities®

WHAT |          The 2nd annual Kosair Classic, powered by Lusk Mechanical, will be held on Mon., July 18 at Lindsey Golf Course in Ft. Knox. Registration will take place from 8 – 9:45 a.m., with a tee time of 10 a.m. During registration, a continental breakfast will be provided, as well as snacks and drinks throughout the scramble. The awards presentation, silent auction, and heavy appetizers will begin at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Kosair Charities.

WHEN |          Monday, July 18

Registration 8:00 a.m.

Tee time 10 a.m.


WHERE |        Lindsey Golf Course

4024 Bullion Blvd.

Fort Knox, KY 40121

MORE |           Registration is now open. 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 $90 per player or $360 for a foursome. Opportunities are available for hole sponsors, birdie sponsors, and eagle sponsors. Recognition will be given to sponsors throughout the scramble. Your registration fee includes your green fee, golf cart, lunch, refreshments on the course, and appetizers after play. Download the registration form at https://kosair.org/event/kosairclassic/.

For more information on registration or sponsorship, contact Marki Hartlage at (502) 637-7696 or mhartlage@kosair.org.

 

SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids® Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Cave City Convention Center

(Cave City, KY, June 29, 2016). The fifth annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids® is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th, at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City, Kentucky.  The event kicks off with a parade at 8 a.m. (CDT) and activities begin at 9 a.m. (CDT).

This FREE event has many no cost kid-friendly activities and other games that are only a coin. New this year is the kids’ costume parade that will begin at 9:45 a.m. (CDT), pie in the face game along with many other new games for kids. It’s a day filled with many activities for the entire family!

Reach Out for Kosair Kids® is a fundraiser for Kosair Charities® and hosted by the Glasgow Shrine Club. Since 2012, over $91,700 has been raised for Kosair Charities.

Kids 18 and under can play games to win tricycles, bicycles, XBoxOne gaming systems, portable basketball goals, and many more prizes.  Other activities include: Door prizes, cake walk, dunking booth, inflatables, karaoke, a Hot Wheels race and more. The mini cheerleading clinic will be conducted by the Glasgow High School cheerleading team.

The live auction begins at 10 a.m. and will feature the 2016 Reach Out for Kosair Kids® Quilt. The popular Zaxby’s Wing Chomp returns for its fifth year and the silent auction kicks off at 9 a.m.  The antique tractor and car show will start at 9 a.m.

Kids and adults can both enjoy the cake walk and karaoke contest.  Door prizes will be given away every 15 minutes alternating between kids and adults. Many of the mascots will be returning again this year – Radar the weather dog, Poppy and Roscoe.

The 50-cent meal (hot dog, Coca-Cola®, chips and dessert) goes on sale at 10 a.m. and continues whiles supplies last.

The kids’ prizes and 50-cent meal are made possible through the generous monetary and product donations of local businesses, individuals, Masonic lodges, Eastern Star chapters and other organizations.  These donations are greatly appreciated.

We also appreciate the donations from the businesses and organizations who donate their time and services to provide food, trophies, activities, auction items, and volunteers that help make this event possible.

Come and join us for our 5th annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids®, Saturday, August 6th, at the Cave City Convention Center, Cave City, Kentucky.  Parade starts at 8 a.m. (CDT) – activities begin at 9 a.m. (CDT).  FREE ADMISSION – FREE KIDS’ ACTIVITIES. Fun for the entire family!  Follow us on Facebook.

Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame to Honor New Inductees at Banquet

Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame to Honor New Inductees at Banquet

Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m.

WHAT |        2016 Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees to be honored at banquet. The new inductees are listed below.

WHEN |       Thursday, June 2, 2016

6:00 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction

7:15 p.m. Dinner

8:00 p.m. Program

MEDIA PHOTO OPPS:

Induction: Pat Day

My Old KY Home sung by members of the Louisville Chamber Choir

Emcee: Paul Rogers

HS Athletes Award: Whitney Creech from Jenkins High School, presented by Ellis and Badenhausen, (Landon Young from Lafayette High School will not be in attendance.)

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

WHERE |    The Crowne Plaza Louisville 830 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209

WHO |         Class of 2016 (listed below)

                       Past Inductees will be in attendance, and available for interview:

Pat Day

Louie Dampier

Jim Host

Paul Rogers

Jack Hillerich and many more

MORE |      The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame celebrates their 53rd Anniversary and will hold the annual banquet to induct seven of Kentucky’s premiere athletes to the Hall of Fame. The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame honors 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 this event benefit Kosair Charities.

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

Kosair Charities® & the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 

Class of 2016

Philip Haywood is the head football coach at Belfry High School. After 41 seasons, he is the winningest coach in Kentucky history with a record of 403-129. Since moving to Belfry in 1984, he has a record of 331-97 in 32 seasons, including 5 state championships and 6 runners-up finishes. Philip has been named the C-J Coach of the Year 4 times, was USA Today’s National Coach of the Year in 2013, received the Blanton Collier National School Coach of the Year in 2014, and will be inducted into the National High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016.

Lakeside Swim Club, located in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, was founded in 1924. Lakeside began its first swim team in 1928 and has provided a rich history and tradition of high level competitive swimming, boasting 10 Olympians (1940-2012), numerous champions and qualifiers in the World Games, Pan Am Games, Olympic Trials, NCAA, Nationals, and Kentucky Championships. The swim team continues to host the Ohio Valley Championships, the oldest annual swimming meet held in the USA, as well as one of the longest hosted Masters Swim Meet’s (adult competition) in the USA.  Numerous swimmers, divers and coaches have earned local, state, and national accolades in their respective discipline while representing Lakeside. Lakeside’s reputation as one of the most unique swimming facilities is well-known throughout the country.

Joel Utley: This play-by-play broadcaster began describing the action of the Kentucky Wesleyan College Basketball games in 1961 and by the time of his induction had called more than 1,600 KWC games. Over those 55 years, Utley broadcast all 8 NCAA D-II title games won by KWC; 12 NCAA D-II Championship games and six straight title games all involving the Owensboro school. All were records. In addition to KWC basketball, Utley called high school football and basketball, plus KWC football until he began concentrating on basketball in the 1980s. A native of Madisonville, Utley’s love for basketball evolved by attending games officiated by his father, William Utley, a 1996 inductee to the KHSAA Hall of Fame.

Shaun Alexander began his football career as the running back for the Boone County Rebels legendary coach Owen Hauck. Shaun was 1994 Kentucky Mr. Football, 1993/1994 All State, was an All American, and was the ESPN #1 HS Recruit his senior year. In his senior year at Boone County, Alexander had 3,501 yards and 54 TDs. In his high school career he scored 110 TDs and rushed for 6,657 yards. Alexander attended the University of Alabama where he was named 1998/1999 All SEC, 1999 SEC Player of the Year, and NCAA All American. He left Alabama as the all-time rush and touchdown leader. In 2000, Alexander went first round to the Seattle Seahawks. He played in the Pro Bowl three times, was named All Pro twice, was named to the NFL 2000 All-Decade team and was 2005 NFL MVP. Alexander was the first football player to grace the cover of EA Sports College and NFL video games. Alexander’s nickname is Mr. Touchdown because he is the only person to score 110 TDs in high school, 50 in college and 112 in the NFL.

Darel Carrier- Scored 3,148 pts (64-point game) in high school. He was an All American at Western Kentucky University (50-point game), and broke WKU’s scoring record 26 ppg. In ABA, he averaged 20 ppg (53 point game), led 3-point percentage, best free throw percentage (89.19 in 1969-70), three-time All Star Team member, and made Top 30 All-Time Team. Voted 6th Best Backcourt (with Louie Dampier), Top 25 Shooting Guards, and Top 50 Free Throw Shooters in the history of the professional game. Leading scorer in the World Tournament. 1967 Gold Medal winner in Pan American Games (scored 32 pts -a record that has not been broken).

Kyra Elzy: Oe of the best girls’ basketball players from Kentucky, Kyra Elzy earned Eighth Region Player of the Year and All-State honors each of her final three seasons at Oldham County.  A two-time All-America selection by Parade Magazine and Street & Smith, Elzy led the Lady Colonels to four district titles, two regional championships and a semifinal appearance at the 1993 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16®. Elzy went on to be a star at the University of Tennessee following her prep career, and was part of two national championship teams.

Scott Davenport, a native of Louisville’s South End where he was an all-district player at Iroquois High School, is ingrained in the Commonwealth’s basketball culture. Davenport is the only head coach to win both the KHSAA and NCAA Championships. In ten seasons at Louisville’s Ballard High School (86-96), Davenport compiled a 258-69 record, which included the 1988 State Championship. Davenport’s collegiate coaching includes VCU (85-86), UofL (96-05), and Bellarmine University (Beginning in 2005), where he won the 2011 National Championship.