Golf Scramble Honors Louisville Water Employee and Benefits Local Children

Jimmy Stone 2023 golf scrammbleThe 5th Annual Jimmy Stone Memorial Golf Scramble raised a lot of green on the green at Long Run Golf Course to help local children.

The August 26 event honored a longtime Louisville Water employee, Jimmy Stone, who died in 2019. Stone was repairing a fire hydrant when he was hit by a car. Soon after his death, Local 1683 President Adam Carter partnered with Metro United Way to honor Stone in a way that benefited our community.

Proceeds from the golf scramble ensure the Jimmy Stone Locker Room remains at The Neighborhood House in Portland. The Rajon Rondo Foundation operates the locker room which benefits at-risk youth, provides sporting equipment, and promotes academic achievements, a fitting tribute since Jimmy Stone was a volunteer coach.

“I treasure this golf scramble because it’s a way to turn the most horrible moment in my family’s life into something beautiful that benefits the city of Louisville and those that need the help,” said Carla Stone, Jimmy’s widow. “You don’t know how much it means to me and my boys.”

More than $17,000 raised at the scramble will keep the Jimmy Stone Memorial Locker Room open, giving some of Louisville’s youth a winning shot at a brighter future.

“Life is all about legacy – I’m thankful to be a part of this. You all are doing great things for the city of Louisville,” Rajon Rondo told Louisville Water.

For the second year in row, Rondo attended the scramble. This year’s event teed up 29 teams which included Louisville Water employees and retirees, other local unions, business partners, and friends along with 45 sponsors.

Carter thinks moving the scramble from the fall to summer increased participation.

“Before we started that day, I mentioned that we should definitely break our all-time high of around $12,000 raised, but to hit over $17,000 was simply amazing!” he said.

Thank you to everyone who made the 2023 Jimmy Stone Memorial Golf Scramble a success!