April 18, 2021
The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation will be hosting our 10th Annual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 18, 2021 virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event not only recognizes the best current and past high school basketball players from across the state, but also serves as a fundraiser for the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. Our mission is to provide vision services through education, detection, prevention, treatment and empowerment. Through collaborative partnerships, we enable greater independence and increased quality of life for all Kentuckians while focusing on children and adults in financial need. KLEF is committed to filling the gaps that exist for many Kentuckians by providing affordable access to vision services, and our reach extends across the Commonwealth. On average, our volunteers provide nearly 40,000 free vision screenings to children and adults each year and because of our screenings, thousands of vision impairments have been detected and treated.
Since 1954, the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation has announced Mr. Kentucky Basketball and has announced Miss Kentucky Basketball since 1976. The announcements were previously released to the media with no formal ceremony to present players with an award. In 2012, KLEF held the first official Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony, and the 2021 event will mark the 10th consecutive year for hosting the Awards Ceremony.
To help make the 2021 event a record-breaking success, we are asking each Lions Club in Kentucky to make a financial contribution of any amount to support the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation’s 2021 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony event, the proceeds from which will help fund our programs and services that touch the lives of thousands of Kentuckians each year. Our goal is to receive at least $5,000 total in donations from Clubs in each of the two regions of MD-43 to help make the 2021 event a great success! YOUR CLUB’s generosity can help us achieve our goal and raise $10,000 or more!
Stanford Lions Club - $500
Cynthiana Lions Club - $200
To submit your donation to KLEF, you can mail a check made payable to the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation to our office (301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40202) or you can submit a donation using a credit/debit card online using the form below.
You can also support this event by donating item(s) for inclusion in the online auction and/or by making a financial contribution designated for the purchase of items for inclusion in the online auction (KLEF will use these funds to purchase popular items on behalf of your Club). The online auction will be “live” from 4/12/2021 at 10 AM EDT until 4/18/2021 at 10 PM EDT and is open to anyone. Please consider donating items that are from your area of the state or funds to help make the auction a huge success. Please download the auction item donation form for more information and to confirm any item(s) you are able to donate.
By supporting this event and the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, you are helping us provide vision services to children and adults across Kentucky. All of our programs are provided 100% free of charge, and we would not be able to provide these services without the generosity from Lions Clubs of Kentucky. Thank you for your consideration of making a donation to KLEF to help make our 2021 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony a record-breaking success! Your support is needed now more than ever and is greatly appreciated by KLEF!
If you have questions about the event or the opportunities available for your Club to support its success, please contact Lindy Lamkin, Executive Director of the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation
(email: or cell: 502-299-7483).
Thank you for your consideration!
Special Thanks To Our Corporate Sponsors
KLEF is grateful for the generosity of our Event Sponsors, including the Louisville Downtown Lions Club (Gold Sponsor Level) and the Lexington Lions Club (VIP Sponsor Level), and others.
These Club sponsorships are not reflected in the Club event donations being tracked through this webpage, but the support is greatly appreciated!