Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Ryder Cup License Plate Raises $17,422 For Charity
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky drivers contributed $17,422 to a golf charity for children through the purchase of 2008 Ryder Cup license plates in Kentucky.
The money will be divided among the four Kentucky chapters of The First Tee program, a charity of the World Golf Foundation. Chapters in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro and Pineville will each receive $4,355 raised through the sales of the special license plates.
The Ryder Cup was held this month at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.
“I’m proud to see my fellow Kentuckians support The First Tee Program through this special license plate,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “This is a great example of how Kentuckians show their willingness to help.”
The First Tee is an initiative dedicated to providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop through golf and character education. It teaches the life-enhancing values of honesty, integrity and sportsmanship.
The First Tee programs are based at Shawnee Golf Course in Louisville, Kearney Hills Golf Course in Lexington, Perfect Swing Driving Range and Learning Center in Owensboro and Wasioto Winds Golf Course at Pine Mountain State Resort park in Pineville.
The 2008 Ryder Cup personalized license plate program was coordinated by the Kentucky Sports Authority, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. Check presentations will take place over the next few weeks.