SOKY Golf Classic

SOKY Golf Classic

Athlete Morgan Turner putts for a foursome as Wake Mullins and Tyler Gay look on.


Join Special Olympics Kentucky and our friends from Wal-Mart on Friday, May 19, for the Sixth Annual SOKY Golf Classic at Gibson Bay in Richmond.

The SOKY Golf Classic is four-person scramble that helps support the State Summer Games, which will be held at Eastern Kentucky University June 2-4.

The morning gets underway at 8 am with registration. The annual golf ball drop follows at 8:45. Each golfer receives two golf balls in the drop and they can purchase additional golf balls. All the golf balls are hoisted on a bucket lift courtesy of Sunbelt Rentals and then dropped on the practice green. The one that ends closest to the hole wins a gas grill courtesy of Lowe’s. If more than one ball lands in the hole, the first one in wins the prize.

The shotgun start takes off at 9 am. There are prizes for first through fourth place as well as last place and closest to the pin, long drive and hole in one prizes.

Breakfast and lunch are both provided courtesy of bimbo Bakeries..

Foursomes are $500 each and include 18 holes and carts, the two golf ball drop balls for each golfer, and a marshmallow drive chance, mulligan, putt like a pro opportunity and a vendor prize raffle ticket for each golfer, making it one of the best values in the area.

For more information about the 2017 SOKY Golf Classic or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Trish Mazzoni, Special Olympics Kentucky President/CEO, at 800-633-7403 or; or Tony Bryant of Walmart at 502-867-0547.

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