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UK HealthCare named as sponsor of PGA Barbasol Championship

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/ by UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare has been named one of the official sponsors of the PGA Barbasol Championship being held July 16-22 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville.

The tournament, which will be played opposite the British Open, features golfers such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love, Angel Cabrera and Hunter Mahan (all are eligible to appear) competing for $3.5 million in prize money and 300 FedExCup points.

As the Official Health Care Provider for the event, UK HealthCare will provide first-aid services and sports medicine support at the tournament, but the overall sponsorship is much greater. Through the partnership, the Barbasol Championship will feature the hospitals and clinics, UK Athletics, and the University of Kentucky as a whole.

A key component is the designation of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital as a featured charity of the tournament and the beneficiary of the “Barbasol Championship Acoustic Jam,” a concert at the Lexington Opera House on Tuesday night of tournament week featuring six country acts, including headliners Billy Currington and Maddie and Tae.

“On behalf of UK HealthCare, we look forward to sponsoring and providing services during this exciting event coming to Lexington this summer,” said Dr. Mark F. Newman, UK executive vice president for health affairs. ”In addition, we are honored to have Kentucky Children’s Hospital as the benefactor and a featured charity of the tournament enabling us to highlight and recognize the extraordinary advanced specialty patient care provided at the region’s only hospital just for children.”

In addition to UK HealthCare, Lexmark has been designated as the Official Printing & Imaging Solutions Provider and Lexus of Lexington will serve as the Official Luxury Vehicle for the tournament.

“When we announced the PGA TOUR would be coming to Central Kentucky, UK HealthCare, Lexmark and Lexus of Lexington were all quick to get involved,” said Bluegrass Sports Commission CEO/President Brian Miller. “Collectively, they understood the positive impact this will have on our community and to that end, they wanted to be involved. UK HealthCare, Lexmark and Lexus of Lexington are three anchor partners of this event which has already seen more than 30 businesses across this state commit to this event.”

Interested in supporting KCH? Maximize your impact through Birdies for the Bluegrass! Donate now through July 22, and a portion of your contributions will be matched by the PGA.


Next steps:

  • When your child is sick or injured, Kentucky Children’s Hospital’s experts are ready to provide comprehensive, compassionate care. Learn more about the range of services available to kids across the Commonwealth at KCH.
  • Learn more about UK Sports Medicine, which has Kentucky’s largest group of fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians, providing a full range of treatment and rehabilitation for athletes.