By Taylor Weiter
The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are hosting their second annual Children’s Miracle Network Golf Outing at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington on Friday, Sept. 25, when students do not have class.
In addition to being a Teacher’s Assurance of Learning Day, the event coincides with Family Weekend so participants have the chance to experience the outing with their families before other planned events.
After participating in philanthropy events he said were quite embarrassing, founder Austin Molen, a senior professional golf management senior from Florence, realized a golf scramble would better profit SAE’s national philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network.
“I’ve been to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and seen our money making a difference,” Molen said. “I knew that with a golf outing, the sky is the limit.”
The 18-hole team scramble registration is $200 for each four-person team and registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.. For those not wanting to golf, attendance is free and a silent auction will feature items from Vineyard Vines, Simply Southern Tees, and Keeneland Race Track.
As their biggest philanthropy event of the year, Molen is anticipating more than 70 players and $10,000 in donations. A “Champion Family” from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will be at the event to share their personal story about the care given to them through Cincinnati Children’s and Children’s Miracle Network.
T-shirts for the event will be sold for $13 and $3 of each sale will go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network. For those who cannot make the outing, a GoFundMe account under the name “SAE Annual Golf Scramble” has been opened for donations.
Speak with any member of SAE on campus to receive player registration forms. Contact Austin Molen, Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s philanthropy chair and event founder, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 547-9707 for more information.