Attend or Sponsor an Event

You can join in the effort of rebuilding lives by taking part in one of the inspirational Hope Center events that take place each year. You can attend an event, volunteer or become a sponsor. Sponsorships are a great way for businesses to show the community that they reach out to those in need in Lexington. Terrific sponsor partnerships are available; contact cthayer@hopectr.org or call Carrie or Lauren at 859-225-4673 for more information.

 

Ball Homes Night of Hope

Since 2009, the Ball Homes Night of Hope has been the premier event of the year for the Hope Center. Past speakers include Chris Gardner (author of The Pursuit of Happyness), Jeanette Walls (author of The Glass Castle), Steve Lopez (author of The Soloist), Chef Jeff (Food Network star) and Chris Herren (former NBA star). All proceeds from the evening go to the Hope Center, battling homelessness, addiction and mental illness.

Supporters and clients of the Hope Center packed the Lexington Opera House on October 22nd for the Ball Homes Night of Hope. This year’s program featured uplifting music from UK Opera Theatre, video vignettes from Hope Center clients, and a candid, compelling talk from this our guest, Laurie Dhue. Dhue, a national recovery advocate, battled alcoholism for 15 years while building an impressive career in broadcast journalism. With an enthusiastic thank-you from our clients as the finale, it was a night to remember. We wish to thank the following for making this evening possible:

Sponsorships are key to the success of this event, which raises over $100,000 for the Hope Center. If you or your company would like to partner with us on this event, contact Carrie Thayer at 859-225-4673 or cthayer@hopectr.org.

 

Sponsors of the
2016 Ball Homes Night of Hope featuring Meredith Baxter

TITLE SPONSOR
Ball Homes
PRESENTING SPONSOR
Don & Cathy Jacobs
GOLD SPONSORS
Alliance Coal, LLC – iHeart Media – Johnny Carino’s – Tops in Lex
SILVER SPONSORS
Ashland, Inc. – BB&T – Caller Properties LLC – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP – Frank Hamilton Enterprises
Harrod Concrete & Stone Co. Inc. – Kentucky Utilities – Lexington Clinic – UPS
University of Kentucky College of Nursing – Wabuck Development Company, Inc
SUPPORTING SPONSORS
Alltech – Atchison-Heller Construction Co. – Beacon Properties – Bluegrass Office Systems Inc. – bluegrass.org
Breeding, Henderson & Hord, PLLC – Cardinal Office Products – Central Bank & Trust Company – Community Action Council
Community Trust Bank – Jean & Gene Cravens – Crist Creona Designs – Judy & Cecil Dunn – Fifth Third Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Hillenmyer – Hilliard Lyons – Jack Kain Ford –  James Motor Company – Keeneland Association
Kentucky American Water – Kentucky Housing Corporation – Kinkhead & Stilz
Roger Kirkpatrick and Solly Van Meter, in recognition of the generosity of Cathy Jacobs
LEX18 – Lexington Diagnostic Center & Open MRI – Lexington Herald-Leader – McBrayer – Mr. John McCarty
Mr. Joseph Minor – PNC Bank – The Pain Treatment Center for the Bluegrass -Powell Walton Milward – Revived Productions
The Ridge – Rodes Family – Terry Scariot – Rouse Companies – Mr. & Mrs. James Sprow
Smiley Pete Publishing – Mr. & Mrs. James Sprow – University of Kentucky – WKYT – WUKY

 

Johnny Carino’s Hoops for Hope

Johnny Carino's Hoops for Hope Johnny-Carino's-Team Great-Hoops-Shot

Your 5 minutes of glory are here. 

Save lives and shoot hoops at Rupp – it’s a win-win! You and your teammates will have five minutes to hoop it up and rebuild lives on the Rupp Arena floor during the third annual Johnny Carino’s Hoops for Hope to benefit the Hope Center.

Forty-four teams hit the floor at Rupp Arena on November 10th for the third annual Johnny Carino’s Hoops for Hope. Our enthusiastic players and sponsors raised over $30,000 for those battling homelessness, addiction and mental illness in our community. We also welcomed emcee Steve Tressler, Legendary Games, and Circles of Love, who helped with our first Hula Hoops for Hope contest! All of our teams put forth tremendous effort both on the court and off, and our winners are:

Individual Fundraising: Chris Kalb, $1610.00

Team Fundraising:
Johnny Carino’s – $3731.00
REVIVED PRODUCTIONS – $2630.00
Ashland Taxables – $1783.33

Team Scoring:
Centenary United Methodist
Humana – CareSource/Northeast Christian
REVIVED PRODUCTIONS

How it works:
– Create your team of four – friends, family, or coworkers are all great!
– Setup your FREE Team and Individual Fundraising websites
– Compete against other corporate and community teams in fundraising and five-minute shootouts
– Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Highest Team Score, Most Funds Raised – Team, and Most Funds Raised – Individual

Ready! Set! Shoot for Hope! Contact Carrie Thayer at 859-225-4673 or cthayer@hopectr.org to be a part of rebuilding lives! 

 

Education Builds Hope Raises funds for One Parent Scholar House, a Program Managed by the Hope CenterB Combs Headshot

One Parent Scholar House

The 2016 Don & Mira Ball Education Builds Hope Luncheon is scheduled for May 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm at the Carrick House in Downtown Lexington. Education Builds Hope, now in it’s fifth year, is the premier fundraiser for One Parent Scholar House, a program that empowers single parents to earn their college degree by providing affordable housing for their families, on-site care and development for their children, counseling, and support from a community of staff and neighbors. This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Brenda Combs. 

Dr. Combs is living proof of what the human spirit can overcome. With her life story dubbed “from homeless to here” by the media, Dr. Combs overcame a cocaine addiction and an unrelenting life on the streets to attain a master’s degree in special education, earn a doctorate in organizational leadership, and become a teacher of at-risk youth – all while raising a young son on her own.

Tickets and more information about the event can be found at www.oneparentscholarhouse.org or by contacting Carrie Thayer at (859) 225-4673 or at cthayer@oneparentscholarhouse.org.

To view our gallery of 2015 Education Builds Hope photos, please visit the Education Builds Hope gallery