The purpose of the Bluegrass Sports Commission is to attract and support new and existing sports events at any level, such as the Bluegrass State Games, to the Central Kentucky Area.
There are more than 300 sports commissions in the United States currently. By working in close coordination with local CVBs, other community organizations and venues, the BSC can be a leader for Central Kentucky.
With new host facility Keene Trace Golf Club serving as the backdrop and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin heading a delegation of state and local dignitaries who joined PGA TOUR executive Andy Pazder, it was announced Oct. 18, 2017 that the 2018 Barbasol Championship will become Kentucky’s first PGA TOUR tournament in decades, come next July 16-22.
It will be the first PGA TOUR tournament to be held in the state since the Kentucky Derby Open was contested in Louisville from 1957-59. Gary Player claimed his first TOUR victory in the 1958 event. PGA TOUR Champions also held the Bank One Classic in Lexington from 1983-97.
On Saturday, August 11 runners and walkers will take to the streets of downtown Lexington for a night of entertainment and activities.
The night begins with the Fastest Kid in Town race (ages 3 years and up) at 4:30 p.m., followed by the One-Mile Fun Run/Walk at 6:30 p.m. Concluding the night is the main event, the 5K A Midsummer Night’s Run, at 8:30 p.m.
Come and participate in the fun!