Annual golf outing benefitting Sunrise to feature Chi Chi Rodriguez

Now in its 10th year and having raised nearly $400,000, the A&K Construction/Sunrise Children’s Services Golf Outing is set to take place Thursday, May 24, at the Country Club of Paducah. The annual golf benefit, sponsored by A&K Construction, helps Sunrise Children’s Services provide support to children and youth in the Paducah area whose lives are in a state of crisis as a result of abuse and neglect. Tee time is 12:30 p.m. CT.

As an added bonus, one of the great showmen in sports history, “Chi Chi” Rodriguez, will join this year’s teams for a special appearance on the course. The World Golf Hall of Famer’s career spanned more than four decades. “Chi Chi” won eight times on the PGA Tour and boasts 22 Champions Tour victories. Even though his appearances at Champions Tour events were limited, his colorful performances made him a gallery favorite, while his shot making skills earned him the respect of peers.

“We are incredibly thankful for Kenny Hunt, President of A&K Construction. His compassion for children and their welfare is widely known. His leadership, financial commitment, and the commitment of our sponsors is unequaled in the Paducah area. 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,” said Phil Justice, Senior Director of Philanthropy at Sunrise. “Fundraisers like this provide much-needed resources to help us touch the lives of children and families, those in need of food, shelter, and intensive therapy to address the chaos and trauma they’ve experienced.”

A&K Construction is a company with a passion for delivering value to its customers. After 30 years in business, A&K Construction has developed a reputation for producing notable educational institutions, sophisticated health care facilities, contemporary religious environments, efficient office spaces, and elegant estate homes.

Sunrise Children’s Services 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.

Written by Melissa Bailey, Sunrise Director of Marketing.

Jake Pelfrey