Birdies for Brittney raises over $100,000
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-The 4th annual Birdies for Brittney Golf Tournament took place all day Monday at Indian Hills Country Club to honor the memory of Brittney Gorman Parrish.
Parish passed away four years ago at the young age of 28 due to an unexpected cancer, leaving her family, husband and 9-month-old daughter.
All proceeds from the event go to her foundation and their non profit partner this year, the Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center. The foundation gives scholarships to high school students who are planning on attending Western Kentucky University.
The tournament was sold out with 220 players. Doug Gorman, Brittney’s father, says they raised over $100,000 this year.
“Brittney was a young mother with a nine-month-old Emery Rose Parrish, and her husband when she passed away. What we knew about Brittney was that she was very involved in the community, she was involved with 5 or 6 nonprofits and she loved this community and wanted to give back. So part of our legacy for her is we want that to continue to happen for us to get involved in the community, to make it a better place and so I think overall we’re just excited about sharing what she was and what she was about with this community,” said Gorman.
Gorman said so far they’ve had 11 seniors from local high schools get a $5,000 scholarship in the last three years that they’ve had the event.