Revive Life House Hosts First Pro-Am Golf Tournament

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Revive Life House of Nicholasville hosted its first-ever 4th of July Pro-Am golf tournament. The tournament was held on the champions course at Keene Trace Golf Club in partnership with the Barbasol PGA Tour Championship.

The players were eager to be on the green with the pros.

Amateur player Zach Lemons said, “Just seeing a pro and how he does it really helps a bit with our game as an amateur.”

Monday’s mission was more than just a tournament. This is a chance for Revive to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic. Revive works with 400 clients each year providing residential and outpatient addiction treatment.

Heather Johnson of Revive Life House said, “We know Kentucky is really fighting this opioid epidemic. We just want to make sure people know they’re valuable, they’re worthy, they’re worthy. have a purpose and that we are here to provide those opportunities.”

On this Independence Day, they hope more people are aware of the importance of independence from addiction.

Barbasol Championship Tournament Director Darren Nelson said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Revive Life Mission pro-am. Life mission supporting our event, in turn we also support our charities Caddy 127.”

Funds raised at the event will support Revive’s expansion of its sober living experience, new initiatives and facility renovations.

Johnson said: “It’s definitely an opportunity to bring people together, for people to share, ‘Hey, I have a kid, or I had a sibling, or I have my own story’ for get together and have these conversations.”

Almost everyone is or is close to someone affected by addiction. The Pro-Am Lemons golfer hopes the larger message of this non-profit organization will be heard. He thinks it’s something everyone should be aware of.

“To be able to be here and just show support, show someone you care – I think that really goes a long way,” Lemons said.