Inaugural Centre Louisville Open Presented by Sterling G. Thompson Co. Set for August 14

Inaugural Centre Louisville Open Presented by Sterling G. Thompson Co. Set for August 14

Register for the Centre Athletics Social sponsored by Republic Bank

Purchase a raffle ticket for a piece of glass blown art by Stephen Rolfe Powell '74

DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – The inaugural Centre Louisville Open presented by Sterling G. Thompson Co. will be held on Monday, Aug. 14 at Audubon Country Club. The fundraising event will include a golf outing, the Centre Athletics Social sponsored by Republic Bank, and a grand prize raffle for a unique piece of Stephen Rolfe Powell '74 glass blown art. 

The Centre Louisville Open is intended to engage and celebrate the thousands of Centre College alumni, parents, and supporters in the Louisville area. Revenue generated through the event will support the Praying Colonels Fund, a fund that supports Centre's 23 intercollegiate sports and nearly 600 student-athletes.

"The Louisville metropolitan area has long been vital to the success of Centre College and the athletics department," said Andrew Gavin '06, Associate AD for Advancement and External Relations. "As Centre has become a nationally renowned institution, the Louisville area remains home to nearly 25 percent of our current student-athletes. We look forward to this opportunity to engage our constituents in the area and raise impactful funds to enhance our student-athlete experience."

Sterling G. Thompson Co. is partnering with Centre Athletics as the generous presenting sponsor of the inaugural Centre Louisville Open. An 80 year-old insurance agency based in Louisville, KY, Sterling G. Thompson Co. proudly serves the needs of its clients in the areas of personal, commercial, employees benefits, and farm/equine insurance. Learn more about the company at SterlingThompson.com or on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

"Sterling Thompson is thrilled to partner with Centre Athletics and enjoy the inaugural Centre Louisville Open alongside passionate supporters," said Sterling G. Thompson Co. President Philip Anderton '99. As a former Centre football player, I understand first-hand the impact this event can have on the student-athlete experience, and we are excited about the opportunity to be involved in this event." 

The committee for the Centre Louisville Open presented by Sterling G. Thompson Co. includes: Bob Gatewood '71, Hiram Ely '73, James Green '79, Doug Stough '84, Kevin Lavin '87, David Morgan '92, Eric Gilliland '93, Leonard Napolitano '97, Philip Anderton '99, Scott Godthaab '01, Rob King '04, Brian Coxon '09, and David Scinta.  

Centre Louisville Open presented by Sterling G. Thompson Co. Golf Outing
Through the hard work of the committee and a strong response, the golf outing is sold out for this year. The tournament will feature 28 foursomes competing in a four-person shamble format. 

Audubon Country Club, founded in 1908, has long been considered one of the top courses in the region. Eric Gilliland '93, has served as the Head PGA Golf Professional at Audubon since 1999.

Centre Athletic Social sponsored by Republic Bank
The Centre Athletics Social sponsored by Republic Bank will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14 at Audubon Country Club. Golfers and non-golfers are invited for a social networking event celebrating Centre College and the impact the Louisville area has made on the institution. Cost for non-golfers will be $25 per person, and all planning to attend are encouraged to register at alumni.centre.edu/clo2017

Grand Prize Raffle: Blown Glass Art by Stephen Rolfe Powell '74
At the social, a raffle will be held for a unique piece of Stephen Rolfe Powell '74 glass blown art valued at approximately $25,000. Centre will be selling 500 raffle tickets for $100 each to those attending the Centre Louisville Open and/or Centre Athletics Social. Raffle tickets can be purchased as part of the social registration or at alumni.centre.edu/cloraffle2017.

Corporate Partnerships
In addition to Sterling G. Thompson Co. and Republic Bank, 15 other companies are committed to sponsoring the Centre Louisville Open. Sponsors include: Texas Roadhouse, Slane Irish Whiskey, Assured Partners, Lavin Insurance Services, Parchment, Green's Toyota, M3 Resources, Interlock Industries, The Klein Family Foundation, Duane Realty and Management, PBI Bank, Cushman and Wakefield Commercial Kentucky, Vivid Impact, Mulloy Borland, and Whitehouse Painting Co.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for a co-lunch sponsor, a live scoring sponsor, an exclusive hole sponsor, and hole sponsors. If you are interested in remaining sponsorship opportunities, or have any additional questions regarding the Centre Louisville Open presented by Sterling G. Thompson Co., please contact Associate AD Andrew Gavin '06 at andrew.gavin@centre.edu or 859.447.0500.