What started out as a way to make a little extra money for a local charity has turned into a wonderful annual windfall, and it wouldn’t happen without our KNCI listeners.
Ken Morton Jr of the Morton Golf foundation released a press statement this morning that by pulling in more than $100,000, this year’s Golf and Guitars helped the overall event past the $1,000,000 mark!
The 11th annual event took place May 21 and 22 at Haggin Oaks Golf Course and featured country artists like Jordan Davis, Morgan Wallen and Runaway June.
Country fans of course pay for the privilege of attending the concert, but more money is raised via golfers who play in the tournament–and as evidence of its popularity, there’s a waiting list to get on a team.
“It’s hard to imagine that when we started this little concert” Morton said, “..it would expand into an incredible music festival filled with a couple dozen incredibly talented artists each year and cross the million dollar threshold for money raised for dozens of different worth children’s and disabled charities. The support of the community has been nothing short of amazing, and we cannot stress how genuinely thankful we are for such wonderful enthusiastic care all of our attendees have given over the years.”
The Morton Golf Foundation is a local non-profit foundation started by Morton that identifies and helps a myriad of beneficiaries, including student scholarships and the Wounded Warriors Project, and KNCI couldn’t be more proud to partner up with ’em.
Check out this quick video to see how this year’s Golf and Guitars went, and hopefully we’ll see you at next year’s!