the 14th annual ball homes night of hope

Since 2009, the Ball Home Night of Hope has been the premier event of the year for the Hope Center. We are excited to invite supporters of the Hope Center to pack the Lexington Opera House for the 14th annual Ball Homes Night of Hope on Thursday, October 27.

We are excited to hear from our featured speakers, Randy and Lydia Grimes. Randy Grimes is a Baylor University graduate and an award-winning 10-year veteran of the NFL who crawled on his hands and knees into treatment for an opioid addiction that developed while treating career-related injuries. He is the founder of Professional Athletes in Recovery and recently released his first book in January 22, titled Off Centerx. Randy’s wife, Lydia, is a Certified Family Addiction Coach. Today Randy and Lydia stage drug and alcohol interventions for professional athletes, celebrities, business leaders, and everyday Americans to find recovery from addiction. People in recovery commonly recite their “rock-bottom” story; the moment in their addiction that they hit their lowest point ever and realized they had to turn their life around or die. Randy and Lydia share their rock-bottom story with gut-wrenching honesty, humility, humor, and HOPE.

As demonstrated by our speakers, there is a ripple effect of recovery as it touches the family and friends of those experiencing it. We look forward to highlighting this theme at the Ball Homes Night of Hope this year as we share the inspiring and emotional stories of our alumni and their loved ones. 

We invite you to join us for this special night on October 27 at 7 pm! Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online here or over the phone at 859-721-0144.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

     Cathy Jacobs & Don Jacobs Sr. Charitable Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Debra & Douglas Ezzell

Rick & Marybeth Griffith

Erin & Bill Rouse


Silver Sponsors

Caller Properties, LLC

Central Bank

CHI Saint Joseph Health

Clay Ingels Co. LLC

Kent & Kim Davis

The Ditto Group at Baird

HealthFirst Bluegrass

integrity/Architecture, LLC

Kyles Companies, Steve Kyles, MAI & Stephanie Kyles


Jill & John McCarty

John McGurl & Michelle Gluck

UK College of Nursing

Wabuck Development Company, Inc.

WesBanco Bank, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors


Alliance Corporation

Alpha Financial Partners

Atchison Construction

Bank of the Bluegrass

Beacon Property Management


Bluegrass Office Systems, Inc.

Breeding Henderson & Hord PLLC

Builders FirstSource

Car Town Kia, USA

Mary Lynne & Eli Capilouto

Clark Materials

Community Action Council

Jean & Gene Cravens

Energy Insurance

Rufus & Melody Friday

Will & Tammy Gilliam

Betsy & Louis Hillenmeyer

Humana Healthy Horizons

Jack Kain Ford

Keeneland Association

Kentucky Housing Corporation

Lexington Housing Authority

Marsh & McLennan Agency

Minuteman Press

Mutual of America

New Vista

Pilgrim Baptist Church

PNC Bank

Nawanna & George Privett

Republic Bank

The Sanders & Vogel Families

Ben & Martha Smith

Springdale Title, LLC

Meg & Jim Sprow

Mike & Sue Townsend in memory of Dr. Robert Straus

University of Kentucky

Derek & Neal Vaughan


Dr. Joe Zerga

Get Help

Emergency Shelter

360 W. Loudon Ave. Lexington, Ky 40508: 859-252-7881

Hyde Hope Health Clinic: 859-225-5035

(For Recovery Program intake, call the Emergency Shelter and ask for Intake)

Reach Us

Men's Recovery Intake Number


Women's Recovery Intake Number


Donations & volunteers


The Hope Center is a 501c3 non-profit.
For all donations or volunteer assistance contact the Development Department at 859-721-0144.

For Men’s Emergency Shelter and Recovery Program questions and intake call 859-252-7881.
For Women’s Recovery Program intake call 859-252-2002.

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Last Updated: 1/4/2022