The ninth annual Charlie George Invitational (“CGI”) charity golf tournament will be held on August 3, 2019 at Nevel Meade Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky. What started as a simple game of golf in 2011 has transformed into a unique philanthropic event and one-of-a-kind golf scramble to raise money for local charities and scholarships.
In 2015, the CGI partnered with the Community Foundation of Louisville to create the CGI Charitable Giving Fund in order to formalize the CGI’s fundraising efforts and encourage charitable giving throughout the Kentuckiana area. The Fund is supported by two events during the first week of August: a philanthropy event at Molly Malone’s in St. Matthews and the annual golf scramble.
Over its history, the CGI has donated to the Ryann Tewell Scholarship Fund through Sacred Heart Academy, the Steven Vanover Foundation through the University of Louisville JB Speed School of Engineering, St. Xavier High School, Norton Healthcare and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in honor of Steven Vanover, Cross Cultural Solutions in honor of Graham Keeley, and to a GoFundMe account to assist Pete Notcha in his fight against cancer.
In 2018, over 220 people participated in the scramble, and the Fund raised a total of $31,225.11. Since 2015, the CGI has raised over $100,000.
For more information about the charitable causes, the CGI or the fundraising event, please visit the CGI Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/charliegeorgeinvitational/.