SOKY Golf Classic

SOKY Golf Classic

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

The Fifth Annual SOKY Golf Classic sponsored by Walmart was the most successful in the event’s history.

Once again a sellout, the day began with breakfast provided by Bimbo Bakeries as golfers arrived for registration. As teams prepared to head to their carts at Gibson Bay Golf Course, it was time for the third annual golf ball drop. More than 200 golf balls were dropped from a crane provided by Sunbelt Rentals with the winner taking home a new gas grill courtesy of Lowe’s in Richmond.

After a welcome from event organizer Tony Bryant  of Walmart and athlete Morgan Turner, golfers headed out for great morning at one of Kentucky’s best golf courses. On-course activities included all the golf outing standards — long drive and closest to the pin competitions — as well as a marshmallow drive and a hole where golfers got some help from Turner and fellow SOKY athletes Wake Mullins and Tyler Gay. There were also on-course giveaways and activities provided by event sponsors like Ale-8-one.

The SOKY Golf Classic is supported by Walmart stores from across Kentucky. The event wouldn’t be possible without their sponsorship or the support of many of their business partners, including Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Bimbo Bakeries, Frito-Lay, Coca-Cola, Ale-8-One among others.

This year’s event raised more than $35,000 to help fund the Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games and other Special Olympics events.

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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