Raffle of five Pappy bourbons benefits Ronald McDonald House
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Press Release) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK), which is raffling five Pappy bottles packaged as a flight, is expecting the 1,750 tickets to fly off the shelves during its upcoming bourbon raffle.
The raffle kicks-off Aug. 16 and will be held in partnership with bourbon expert Fred Minnick. Purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/3xiOYup.
Each ticket will be sold for $100 each and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit families who stay at the House when they travel to Louisville for medical care for their children.
“You can nab five coveted bottles offered as a group and support sick children and their families,” said Minnick, who serves as the organization’s exclusive partner for this charitable endeavor. Minnick personally authenticated each bottle and recently appraised this raffle at $22,000. He also has confirmed all five bourbons’ origins.
“Pappy Van Winkle’s value has skyrocketed,” said Minnick. “These prestigious bottles will only continue to increase in value — it’s a beautiful tribute to Pappy’s legacy that they can raise so much money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana. And, whomever wins these bottles will instantly have one of the best collections in their respective area,” he added.
The flight includes one bottle each of Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year (2018); Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year (2019); Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year (2019); Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year, lot b (2019); Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year (2019).
“Since so many bourbon enthusiasts reached out to RMHCK and begged us to coordinate another charity raffle, we decided to hold this event on a regular basis,” said Hal Hedley, the organization’s CEO. “This raffle has gained a cult following around the nation.”
Founded in 1984, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK) is a Louisville, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that provides the home and support that allows families to stay together while they focus on the healing of their sick children at a critical time.
In partnership with area medical facilities, RMHCK also operates Ronald McDonald Family Room Programs at Norton Children’s Hospital, Frazier Rehab Institute and Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital where local families can seek respite. All programs and services are free of charge to families.
In 2020, RMHCK served 637 families for a total of 5,388 nights lodging.