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Braving the Blue

In 2012, in the midst of negative attention trickling down from national level, the Blue Grass Council, Boy Scouts of America needed to communicate the positive impact of their amazing program with central and eastern Kentucky while raising funds critical to moving their mission forward. Brave the Blue, a high-adventure rappelling event which took place off of the tallest building did just that; then came back for five years of encores.

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The Power of a Wish 

Since 1983, Make-A-Wish® supporters have helped grant over 15,000 wishes to children with critical illnesses in Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. The Kentucky equine industry, including horse farms, trainers, Keeneland, Churchill Downs, and some awesome journalists have played an especially important role in making some of the most memorable wishes come true for some truly amazing young people.  

The Children Are Our Future 

When the YMCA of Central Kentucky and Fayette County Public Schools partnered to launch the BELL Power Scholars Academy™, an immersive learning experience that combines academic instruction with fun hands-on enrichment activities, field trips, mentorship, and community service projects, they struck educational gold as you'll see in the following story. 

Breaking Baseball's Color Barrier Remembered 

In the spring of 2018, Branch Rickey's great granddaughter graduated from Lexington Christian Academy. Rickey was the Brooklyn Dodger general manager who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson 1947. At the school's annual Sandlot Tournament, his 82 year old granddaughter threw out the first pitch. 

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