Hall of Fame Jockeys Among Celebrities To Participate In Lexington’s Hope Center Golf Classic

The Lexington Community, in partnership with The Hope Center, announced Wednesday a list of prominent sports and other celebrities who will be participating The Hope Center Celebrity Golf Classic & Gala Dinner. The two-day event will be held on October 15 and 16 in Lexington, Ky. to support The Hope Center Veteran & Housing Initiative.

The list of participating celebrities announced today includes:

  • Hall of Fame jockeys Steve Cauthen, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Sandy Hawley, Bill Boland, Jacinto Vasquez, Alex Solis, and Chris McCarron;
  • Additional jockeys, including: Robby Albarado, Shane Sellers, Corey Lanerie, James Graham, and Jesus Castanon;
  • Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning trainer Ian Wilkes;
  • Former KY Derby announcer Mike Battaglia;
  • Former University of Kentucky basketball player Kyle Macy;
  • Former Cleveland Browns player and Lexington native Frank Minnifield; and
  • Actor Marc McClure, best known for his role as Jimmy Olsen in the “Superman” films.

The Hope Center Veteran & Housing Initiative has been designed to continue the mission of The Hope Center, of providing shelter, housing, recovery, and support services, and to raise funds for the completion of The Hope Center’s new Transitional Housing Center, a premier substance recovery center that will focus on serving the veteran community.

“We are honored to have the involvement of so many accomplished celebrities in The Hope Center Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala Dinner,” said Julie Hamilton, a member of the Executive Committee of the Hope Center Veteran & Housing Initiative. “Addiction and homelessness are issues that impact so many veterans, individuals, and families throughout the Commonwealth, and we hope that our event can raise the funds needed to offer greater access to recovery and support, through The Hope Center’s Transitional Housing Center. We are deeply grateful for the support of these generous and talented celebrities, and we’re thrilled for what promises to be a wonderful event in October.”

The two-day Hope Center Celebrity Golf Classic & Gala Dinner will begin on October 15th with a dinner, a silent auction, and a live auction hosted at the Marriott Griffin Gate. Guests will have the opportunity to bid to play golf during the Golf Classic with their favorite Hall of Fame jockeys, athletes, and celebrities. Items available through the live auction include a one-week stay at a beach house on Abaco Island in the Bahamas, five nights on a luxury houseboat on at the Lee’s Ford Marina on Lake Cumberland, and a one-week stay at a condo on the beach in Hilton Head, SC.

On October 16th, all registered golfers will enjoy a full day of golf at the University Club. Hole-in-one prizes – including four new cars – will be offered throughout the course. In addition to these prizes, the event will feature a ticketed, $1 million hole-in-one shootout.

More information about The Hope Center Celebrity Golf Classic & Gala Dinner, including sponsorship information, is available at www.HopeCenterClassic.com.

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