The 5th Annual Jimmy Stone Memorial Golf Scramble tees off earlier than normal this year. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 26.
“We would love for anyone and everyone to come be a part of this awesome fundraiser that honors one of our co-workers who we lost tragically in 2019,” said Local 1683 President Adam Carter.
Jimmy Stone was working as a fire hydrant crew member when a driver hit and killed him and injured his co-worker. Carter started thinking about how Louisville Water could give back to the community and honor Stone’s memory. With the help of Metro United Way, the golf scramble has become an annual fundraiser.
“100% of the proceeds go to the Jimmy Stone Locker Room at the Neighborhood House in Portland through the Rajon Rondo Foundation,” Carter shared.
The locker room benefits at-risk youth and promotes academic improvements outside of sports, which is fitting since Jimmy Stone was a volunteer coach.
“It’s so important to our family to know that Jimmy’s legacy carries on through the Rajon Rondo Foundation and the Neighborhood House,” said Carla Stone about her late husband. “It means the world to me that it is the Water Company employees and the unions in general throughout Louisville that come down here and play and put their money towards a wonderful organization.”
“Please help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 which is needed to supply the locker room annually!”, said Carter.
Last year, the event was a big success and raised more than $11,000.
Tee time is 8 a.m. on August 26 at Long Run Golf Course in eastern Jefferson County.
If you are interested in golfing, volunteering, or donating, email Adam Carter.