September 08, 2017
On August 5, 2017, the UK College of Pharmacy Class of 2007 held their 14th Annual Golf Memorial at Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown, Ky. The event brought members of the class, their families, and several faculty, friends, and partners who pay tribute to four indivuals who were unable to graduate with their class.
In 2004, Philip Marshall Hay, a beloved member of the class of 2007, passed away in a car accident while he was home visiting. That same year, Prescott Hoffman died after an accident. Prescott was a dear friend to the class, and a graduate of Centre College. Two years later, Lauren Fannin and Lindsay Harp were in a tragic accident, which Harp did not survie. Following the accident, Fannin sat out a year and enrolled as a member of the class of 2008. Harp was a nursing student at University of Kentucky, and both Fannin and Harp were graduates of Gerogetown College.
The Memorial Golf Scramble was started in order to pay tribute to Marshall and Hay, and later Fannin and Harp. Over the course of the past 14 years, the scamble has helped contribute to their respective scholarship funds and eventually began to involve donations other causes.
To date, over $90,000 has been donated by the class of 2007 and their partners. Some of the charities and scholarship funds that have received these funds include, the UK College of Pharmacy Scholarship Fund, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude’s, March of Dimes, ALS Foundation. The class also donates to local charities, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lexington, Crimestoppers, Owsley County Youth Fund and the Sarah Hart Fund (also a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus).
This year’s scarmble included 22 teams, and regardless of the monies donated, the class of 2007 realizes that carrying on their friends’ legacies is the most rewarding part.
For further information regarding next year’s event, please visit ukrx2007.org.