Perry Returns Home To Give Back To The Kids

By: Brian Chojnacki
By: Brian Chojnacki

Another special thing about this tournament was that the golfers had the opportunity to leave with a brand new car. If any of the golfers sinked the ball in one shot on the sixth hole they recieved a new car.

FRANKLIN, Ky (WBKO) - Professional golfer Kenny Perry returned home to Franklin, Ky where he held his sixth annual charity golf tournament.

Overall Perry was pleased with the event and expressed his excitement about the turnout this year "We struggled the last five years, and we are just now starting to turn the corner and get over the hill. This is our best year by far."

Kenny was purchased for three thousand dollars to play nine holes at the tournament. All proceeds for the event go to the Boys and Girls club of Franklin. "It's a great cause, you know anytime you can help the kids. That's what I'm here for."

The event saw a huge increase in participation and the tournament brings in a ton of sponsorship and prizes. Jeff Harris, a yearly participate of the tournament said "The prizes, food and everything will continue to grow and become bigger and better."

The amount of players that participated in this years tournament compared to last year gave Perry a good idea on what the future holds for his event. "I will tell you what, we had 70 players last year, and 110 players this year."

Future plans are already being made to make the tournament even bigger and better. Perry said he would love to see more of his hometown community show up to the event. "I need to get more people involved, this community is a great community and always helped out. A lot of people are givers, and that's what I appreciate about Franklin.

Perry will be playing in this years PGA Championship at the Valhalla golf club, we will be there following Kenny throughout the tournament. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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