St. Mary’s Center receives grant, plans golf scramble

St. Mary’s Center, a day-training center for intellectually challenged adults, will host its 17th annual Charity Golf Outing and Rock Drop on Aug. 5 at Wildwood Country Club, 5000 Bardstown Road. The first session begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast followed by a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. The afternoon sessions begins with lunch at noon and a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

The charity golf outing entry fee is $100 per person and includes greens fees, cart fees, range balls, breakfast, lunch, gifts and prizes. Hole sponsorships also are available for $100. Lunch and a souvenir hat will be available for non-golfers who still wish to participate.

The rock drop takes place at 1 p.m. Golf balls (“rocks”) will be dropped from a helicopter onto a pre-cut golf hole. If your ball goes in the hole and stays, the winner receives $12,000. If no ball goes in, the closest ball to the hole wins $10,000. Golf balls can be purchased for $100.

Registration for the golf scramble and rock drop is available at

St. Mary’s Center also recently received a $363,873 grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation. The grant was awarded to complete the center’s new facility at 1730 Otte Road, just off Aiken Road. The building is currently 80 percent complete. Remaining construction includes the driveway, parking lot and exterior work, a news release from the center said.

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