PADUCAH, Ky. (KT) – Professional golfer Juan Antonio "Chi-Chi" Rodríguez will make a special appearance at a benefit tournament in Paducah aimed at helping Kentucky’s abused and neglected children.
Now in its 10th year, the A&K Construction/Sunrise Children’s Services Golf Outing has raised nearly $400,000 to provide support to children and youth in the Paducah area whose lives are in a state of crisis. The May 24 tournament will take place at the Country Club of Paducah beginning with a 12:30 p.m. tee time.
Rodriguez, the first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, is the winner of eight PGA Tour events and earned 22 Champions Tour victories. During his more than four-decade career, Rodriguez became a gallery favorite with his colorful performances. His shot making skills earned him the respect of peers.
“Fundraisers like this provide much-needed resources,” said Sunrise Senior Director of Philanthropy Phil Justice. “They help us touch the lives of children and
families, those in need of food and shelter, and help us provide intensive therapy to address the chaos and trauma people have experienced.”
Justice said he was thankful for partners like A&K Construction President Kenny Hunt who make the benefit possible.
“Kenny’s compassion for children and their welfare is widely known. His leadership, financial commitment, and the commitment of all of our sponsors is unequaled in the Paducah area,” Justice said. “Their longstanding support helps children who are facing their greatest challenge: rising from the trauma of child abuse to a new life as a productive young adult.”
A&K Construction is a design and build firm in Paducah with 30 years’ experience producing educational institutions, health care facilities, contemporary religious environments, office spaces and estate homes.
Sunrise Children’s Services, headquartered in Mount Washington, offers Kentucky’s hurting children and families a continuum of Christ-centered care, including therapeutic, residential, and foster care programs for abused, abandoned, and victimized children throughout the state. Sunrise’s nonprofit ministry began in 1869 — today, it is a fully licensed behavioral health service organization helping change the lives of at-risk children throughout the Commonwealth. For more information or to learn how you can help a child in crisis, visit www.sunrise.org.