2015 Governor’s Cup

2015 Governor’s Cup

Tuesday    |    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM (06/02/2015 - 06/06/2015) , Duration: 00:05 Place: 704 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601
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For the 22nd consecutive year, the Kroger Company will celebrate the football rivalry between the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky by sponsoring this year’s Governor’s Cup. This year’s Governor’s Cup cocktail party will be hosted in Frankfort, KY.  The event begins with the Reception and Auction which will be held Tuesday, June 2nd at the Governor’s Mansion, 704 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by silent and live auctions. The Governor’s Cup Classic golf tournament will be held Wednesday, June 3rd at the Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath St. in Frankfort, KY. Kroger Division President, Calvin Kaufman, along with Governor Steve Beshear, Louisville Coach Bobby Petrino and Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops will make opening comments and answer questions at the Frankfort Country Club beginning at 12:45 p.m.

This year’s Governor’s Cup benefits Dare to Care and God’s Pantry Food Banks.  As Kentuckiana families continue to need food assistance in record numbers, net proceeds from this event will support the food banks’ mission to feed the hungry.  Brian Riendeau, Dare to Care Executive Director, says the support is timely.  “The food banks are seeing record numbers of people needing our help; one in six families this past year. Having two great state universities and many business sponsors unite behind us means a great deal.  This type of community support delivers the resources needed to help thousands of struggling families.”  Marian Guinn, CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank agrees with Brian, adding “It is through the collaboration and partnerships within our communities, such as these, that we can continue to work towards closing the ever widening gap of food insecurity.” Tickets to the reception are $100 each or $150 per couple and are available at www.daretocare.org.