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6th annual Legends Open: May 16, 2016

2016 Legends Open


Who is a Louisville Sports Commission Legend? He or she is a retired athlete or coach who achieved at a high level in sports and who hails from the Kentuckiana region, attended a Kentuckiana college or university and/or spent time in the region participating in his or her respective sport. The Louisville region is fortunate to have a very rich history of legendary sports figures, including the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali. Because of the Legends’ importance to our community, the Louisville Sports Commission established the Legends Open as one small way in which we can recognize these men and women for their incredible sporting achievements, to help preserve their legacy, and encourage each Legend to continue to be great Ambassadors for our community. So, to honor our Legends, the Louisville Sports Commission hosted its sixth annual Legends Open on May 16, 2016, at the Hurstbourne Country Club.

Legends who joined us at our 2016 Legends Open included:

Derek Anderson Jim Andrews
Tom Andrews Bird Averitt
Sam Ball Dale Barnstable
Alfred “Butch” Beard, Jr. Winston Bennett
Carl Brazley Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman
Brian Brohm Jeff Brohm
Wiley Brown Warren “Clyde” Bryant
Roger Burkman Mark Clayton
Sonny Collins Herbert Crook
Jean Cruguet Denny Crum
Louie Dampier Kenny Davis
Pat Day Jerry Eaves
Joe Federspiel Lloyd “Pink” Gardner
Artis Gilmore Jack “Goose” Givens
Jim Green Sean Green
Joe Hamilton Kym Hampton
Paul Hornung Jim Host
Roy Kidd Kyle Macy
Mike Manganello Chris McCarron
Scooter McCray Rodney McCray
Frank Minnifield Ellie Brown Moore
Dan Neal Roman Oben
Bud Olsen William “Bubba” Paris
Mike Pratt Chris Redman
Billy Reed Marvin Roberts
Rick Robey Howard Schnellenberger
LaBradford Smith Art Still
Valerie Still George Tinsley
David Vance Milt Wagner
Todd Wellemeyer Dean Wells
Otis Wilson

2016 Legends Open foursome photos

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2016 Sponsors

The Louisville Sports Commission would like to thank the following 2016 Legends Open event sponsors for their support of our event.

Eagle Sponsors:

Marriott Louisville East
M&M Cartage
NetGain Technologies
Texas Roadhouse
United Airlines

Birdie Sponsors:

Angel’s Envy
Falls City Beer
New Age Communications
Publishers Printing Co.

Par Sponsors:

100 Black Men
Brownsboro Framing Co.