Fayette County

Charities receive $350,000 from celebrity golf tournament

The Children's Charity of the Bluegrass kicks off its annual Children's Charity Classic golf tournament week with a reception honoring 31 charities that will receive the $350,000 raised at least year's event.

Held Monday, the reception is the first event in a weeklong festival of fund-raising.

The celebrity golf tournament is celebrating its 31st anniversary this year and is being held June 24-25 at Greenbrier Golf and Country Club and Andover Country Club. The 2005 campaign raised a record $1.1 million. Over the past 30 years, the Classic has raised more than $6 million.