Golf tournament raises $500,000 for Sunrise Children's Services

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PADUCAH, Ky. (KT) – A Kentucky golf tournament has raised $500,000 over the past 10 years to help support Sunrise Children’s Services, a Kentucky Baptist entity that cares for abused and neglected kids.

A&K Construction, which sponsored this year’s event, contributed more than $30,000 beyond what was raised at the tournament to ensure the half million target was hit.

The golf tournament was held at the Country Club of Paducah on May 24.

Phil Justice, senior director of philanthropy at Sunrise, said A&K Construction President Kenny Hunt has an “incredible passion for hurting kids.”

“His kindness and commitment to charitable work extends throughout the Paducah community, making this a better community all around,” Justice said. “We are immensely grateful for his compassionate heart and that of our golf planning committee and sponsors who continue to help make this event possible every year.”

Golf Hall of Famer “Chi Chi” Rodriguez spoke at the event about his own passion for helping underprivileged children and teens.

“Those who take will eat well,” Rodriguez said. “But those who give will sleep well.”

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