The Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships, Kentucky's only professional tennis tournament, is recruiting ball kids and adult volunteers to help with housing and transportation during the July 22-28 event at the University of Kentucky Boone Tennis Complex.
The weeklong event features many activities for the general public, including Kids' Day, UK Night, tennis round robins and food and beverage tastings. Visit Lexingtonchallenger.com or contact Brooks Lundy at (859) 509-9707 or Lblundy1@gmail.com.
Cool cars at Maserati Mingle
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Keeneland Concours d'Elegance will host Maserati Mingle from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday on the Court House Square on North Limestone Street.
The free event will feature a variety of exotic automobiles, including vintage models from Maserati, Ferrari and Porsche.
VIP tent tickets are $50 for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and access to artwork from invited Concours artists. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kentucky Children's Hospital. Visit Keenelandconcours.com.
Advocacy group wins national honor
On June 3, the Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass was named the winner of the 2013 National Children's Alliance Public Awareness Campaign Contest for its campaign titled, "Be the End." The organization received $10,000 to implement this campaign in Central Kentucky.
The Children's Advocacy Center received this award for effectively communicating the message of child abuse prevention and intervention through print and radio ads. Materials from the winning campaign will be made available by National Children's Alliance to more than 750 children's advocacy centers across the country for use in localized campaigns.
The Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass coordinates the investigation and treatment of child abuse in 17 Central Kentucky counties. Each year more than 600 children come to the center to receive forensic interviews, medical exams, and restorative care, all at no cost to a child's family. Visit Kykids.org.