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March 17, 2024

The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation will host our 13th Annual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 17, 2024 in person at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington, KY with a virtual viewing option also. 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 2024 event will mark the 13th consecutive year for hosting the Awards Ceremony. 

Thanks to our supporters, our 2023 event was a record-breaking success,

raising over $50,000 to support the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation! 




2024 KY Lions Club Fundraising Competition

District 43-K

District 43-Y


Club Gifts:


Club Gifts:

Florence Lions Club - $800.00

KLEF is grateful for the generosity of our Event Sponsors, including the Louisville Downtown Lions Club (Gold Sponsor Level) and the Lexington Lions Club who has purchased two tables to attend the event. 


These Club sponsorships are not reflected in the Club event donations being tracked through this webpage, but the support is greatly appreciated!

Special Thanks To Our Corporate Sponsors

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Special Thanks To These  Individuals & Organizations For Your Support:

  • 21C Museum Hotels

  • Angel's Envy

  • Bluegrass Hospitality Group

  • Bluegrass Medical Aesthetics 

  • Bowling Green Hot Rods

  • Chick-fil-A (Nicholasville Road)

  • Christi Thomas

  • Chuck Carlson

  • Cynthiana Lions Club

  • Dale Barrett

  • Dan-O's Seasoning

  • David Strehl

  • Deka Lash

  • Donna & Harold Dennis

  • Evolve 2 Perform

  • Flo & Cecil Warner

  • Florence Lions Club

  • Forest Edge Winery

  • Four Roses

  • Frazier History Museum

  • Fred Wright

  • George Lonneman

  • Gold Shield Transportation

  • Goldshield Limo

  • Griffin Gate Marriott Resort

  • Guy & Carol Hollander

  • Heaven Hill

  • Hebron Lions Club

  • Hindman Lions Club

  • Holiday Road Designs

  • Jennifer Spurling

  • KABC

  • Karen Hayse

  • Kayla VanHoose

  • Kayla Weber Art

  • Keeneland

  • Kendra Scott Jewelry

  • Kentucky Kingdom Hurricane Bay


  • Kings Island

  • Kitty Pettit

  • KY Branded

  • KY Horse Park

  • Louisville East Lions Club

  • Louisville Slugger Museum

  • Lovell Martin

  • Mac and Cynthia Ferguson

  • Maker's Mark Distillery PBC

  • Maple & J 

  • Mark Webster

  • Mary Chandler

  • Middletown Lions Club

  • Monticello Lions Club

  • Nancy Pence

  • North Hardin LC

  • North Oldham Lions Club

  • Pam Elrod

  • Pineville Lions Club

  • Purple Toad Winery

  • Raising Cane's 

  • Remix Shoes (Lexington)

  • Rupp Arena

  • School Health Corporation

  • Scott Chalk

  • Scotty Hall

  • Snap Bar

  • SoulNRoses

  • Tammy Hall and Vanessa Close

  • Tempur Sealy

  • The Louisville Zoo

  • Tracy Paige Jewelry

  • Trisha Kuiee (Scentsy)

  • Unique Horse Farm Tours

  • William Warfield

  • And More (Our list is growing daily.)  THANK YOU! 

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