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Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds to Benefit UK Law Students

June 6, 2018 - UK Law hosted the eighth Annual Golf Tournament on May 21st at the world-class Keene Trace Golf Club, where UK Law alumni, faculty, students and friends all gathered to enjoy the day while supporting education and practical skills opportunities for UK Law students.

This year’s event raised just under $10,000.  Since the tournament’s inception, UK Law has raised nearly $84,500 to support law student scholarships and provide stipends for law students to work in public interest sector positions.

Second-year law student Aaron Meek is serving as a clerk in the appeals branch of the Kentucky Department of Advocacy in the Frankfort office. He is gaining hands-on experience assisting clients and strives to effectively advocate on clients’ behalf to ensure the criminal justice system has treated them fairly.   “It’s meaningful work,” said Meek.   This opportunity “lets you get first-hand experience and responsibility.”  Meek states that this experience in research, writing and advocacy is helping him become better prepared to participate in 2L classes this fall. “I am genuinely grateful that the law school and university are helping me gain this experience,” said Meek.

Teams received awards for first, second and third places and enjoyed fellowship and a casual dinner, provided by Azur Restaurant, in the club house following their round of golf.  The team of Bryan Sterne, Jeff Hoogerheide, Gypsie Hutchinson and Brock Justice earned first place honors.  Second place went to Larry Brown (’81), Gary Brown, Chase Brown (’15) and Andrew Brown.  Following by just one stroke, the team of Dean David Brennen, Matt Iuliano and Trey Wilkerson (UK Law student) finished in third place.  Closest to the pin went to Tom Waid at 8 feet, one inch (hole #2) and Longest Drive went to Gypsie Hutchinson (hole #8).

Players also supported the cause by bidding on silent auction items, including Diamond Seat Cincinnati Reds tickets, an overnight stay and breakfast for two at Hilton Lexington Downtown, club seats at a Lexington Legends game, a round of golf for four at Keene Trace Golf Club and much more.

The College of Law is grateful for the individuals and teams who played in the tournament. The College also extends a special thanks to the sponsors who made monetary contributions and in-kind donations.

Kentucky Court Reporters, Hole-In-One Sponsor
Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, Golf Cart Sponsor
Southland Printing, Cheat Sheet Sponsor
All Star Purchasing, Hole Sponsor
Casemaker, Hole Sponsor
Landrum & Shouse, LLP, Hole Sponsor
UK Alumni Association, Hole Sponsor
UK Federal Credit Union, Hole Sponsor
UK Law Alumni Association, Hole Sponsor
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Hole Sponsor
Azur Restaurant & Patio, Food Sponsor
Kentucky Eagle, Beer Sponsor

Monetary and in-kind donations were given by:  Ale-8-One, Atea Beauty, Bluegrass Hospitality Group, Creaux, Ethereal Brewing, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Hilary J. Boone Center, Hilton Lexington Downtown, Hopcat, Joe Bologna’s Restaurant, Keeneland Association, Inc., Keene Trace Gold Club, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington Healing Arts Academy, Lexington Legends Baseball, Louisville Bats, Sala Studio, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Talon Winery, The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall, William & Amy Reik, and Zone Fitness for You.