Louisville, KY – Eric Wood recently teed off at the Down Syndrome of Louisville (DSL) 30th annual Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament! This event gave Wood the opportunity to combine his passion for golf and give back to the community at the same time. The Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament raises funds to support DSL’s mission to support, educate, and advocate for individuals with Down Syndrome. The two-day event kicked off on Friday, June 12 with the Tee Off Cocktail Party. The party gave guests an opportunity to mingle with DSL’s celebrities (members with Down Syndrome) while enjoying a cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, and auctions. The event was emceed by Kent Taylor from Wave 3 Sports.
Saturday is when the real fun began with guests heading out to Audubon Country Club for the Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament. Before the tee-off, teens, and adults with Down syndrome were paired with local celebrities for the Junior Golf Tournament. Then in the Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament, guests got to enjoy 18 holes with local pro-celebrity players and some of DSL’s finest golfers. At the 18th hole, guests had the opportunity to play with Special Olympic’s champion and lifelong member of DSL, Grant Gupton, on the team’s last putt.
Wood said it was great “Seeing Grant and supporting a great cause was a real treat” Wood shared “I love being able to support any causes working with special needs children, especially considering my brother being born with severe cerebral palsy.” Wood would like to thank Down Syndrome of Louisville for hosting this great event, and having him participate! He looks forward to the opportunity to come back next year and do it all over again!