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Charity golf outing benefitting Sunrise Children’s Services hits $500,000 mark in 10th year

Thanks to a very generous contribution by his company, A&K Construction president Kenny Hunt announced that this year’s charity golf tournament for Sunrise Children’s Services helped the organization reach the $500,000 mark for funds raised.

A&K Construction, presenting sponsor of the A&K Construction/Sunrise Children’s Services Golf Outing, contributed more than $30,000 that night, above and beyond what the event itself raised, to ensure the half-million mark was achieved for Sunrise in this 10th year of the tournament. The event was held May 24 at the Country Club of Paducah. Hunt made the announcement in a banquet room full of 36 golf teams.

“Mr. Hunt’s incredible compassion for hurting children is clearly evident in both his words and his actions,” said Phil Justice, senior director of philanthropy at Sunrise. “His kindness and commitment to charitable work extends throughout the Paducah community, making this a better community all around. We are immensely grateful for his compassionate heart and that of our golf planning committee and sponsors who continue to help make this event possible every year.”

At the awards banquet, golfers enjoyed meeting and hearing from World Golf Hall of Famer Chi Chi Rodriguez, who spoke about his golf career, his spiritual life, and the passion he has for helping underprivileged children and youth. “Those who take will eat well,” said Rodriguez. “But those who give will sleep well.”

What separates Rodriguez from everyone else is that he has coupled his success on the golf course with a strong personal desire to make a positive impact. This has manifested itself in the countless hours he spends at The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation in Clearwater, Fla.

A&K Construction is a company with a passion for delivering value to its customers. After 30 years in business, A&K Construction has developed a reputation for producing notable educational institutions, sophisticated healthcare facilities, contemporary religious environments, efficient office spaces, and elegant estate homes.

Sunrise Children’s Services offers Kentucky’s hurting children and families a continuum of Christ-centered care, including therapeutic, residential, and foster care programs for abused, abandoned, and victimized children throughout the state. Sunrise’s nonprofit ministry began in 1869. Today, it is a fully licensed behavioral health service organization helping change the lives of at-risk children throughout the commonwealth.

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