Birdies for the Bluegrass

Dear Friends of Loretto:
Because of our temporary move from the Loretto Center and the Loretto Assembly this summer the Loretto Leadership decided not to host the Loretto Golf Tournament in August.

However, we would like to invite you to join us in participating in BIRDIES for the BLUEGRASS!

The Barbasol Championship, a PGA tournament, is coming to Kentucky (home to the Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse) this summer. In conjunction with the tournament, Birdies for the Bluegrass will provide a way for our donors to interact with the tournament while providing important support to the Sisters of Loretto.

Here’s how it works:
From June 5th to July 13th
Click on this link and go directly to our page.

If the direct link gives you trouble, here are the steps to find us.
Go to
Go to the box “Find Your Cause” and type in “Sisters of Loretto” and it will take you to our page.

You can make an outright donation OR pledge an amount per each birdie made during the Barbasol Championship. Each donor will be eligible for prizes.

To make an outright donation just enter in your credit card information and amount you wish to donate. Your card will be charged at the end of the tournament on July 22, 2018. All gifts made through this event will be matched, by the PGA, with an additional 10% gift.

To make a pledge you will enter in your credit card information or ACH information (e-Check). No charge will be made immediately, but when the tournament is over the card or e-Check will be charged for the amount pledged, multiplied by the number of birdies made in the tournament.
For EXAMPLE: Dottie Donor pledges 20 cents per birdie to the Sisters of Loretto. After the tournament concludes on July 22, 2018, the PGA calculates that 1,976 birdies were made. Dottie’s card will be charged $395.20 (1,976 x 20 cents). (The number of birdies made in a PGA event varies by tournament, but the estimate at this point is that there will be around 2,000 birdies made in the Barbasol Championship).

Donors who make a pledge can also guess the number of birdies that will be made in the tournament and will be eligible to win either a grand prize of a 2-year lease of a new Lexus ES or one of $200 gift cards. (Additional rules and other information related to the Lexus Lease are posted on the website).

This tournament will broadcast live on the Golf Channel (July 16-22, 2018) which will make it interactive and fun. If you want to attend the tournament here is the link for tickets.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kelly Marie Darby at 303-783-0450 x1712 or e-mail her at

We appreciate your support!

The Sisters of Loretto Development Office Staff
Brenda Blankenship, Sr. Denise Ann Clifford, Kelly Marie Darby and Sr. Lydia Peña