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Maddi Hudson & Cameron Roberts Presented with Justin Thomas Grant

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 17, 2021) – The family of Justin Thomas has selected Maddi Hudson and Cameron Roberts as the recipients of the 2021 Justin Thomas Grant. Designed to provide financial assistance to golfers whose records have proven they have potential to play at a collegiate level, this opportunity from the Thomas family and Kentucky Golf Foundation enables the recipients to play a more robust tournament schedule across the country to help them gain more exposure in leading to a college golf scholarship. The Hudson and Roberts families will each receive $3,000 as the recipients of this year’s grant.

Maddi Hudson is a Dry Ridge resident who just completed her sophomore year at Grant County High School. Hudson has been playing golf since she was six years old and has had many successes on the golf course, such as winning the Region 8 Championship last September at Eagle Creek Country Club. Hudson has also been a fixture in the lives of other golfers, as she is a Volunteer Coach for First Tee – Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky and has previously volunteered at the Don Fightmaster Golf Outing for Exceptional Children. Hudson is steadfast in her pursuit of playing college golf for a Division 1 school and is confident the Justin Thomas Grant will go a long way in making that dream a reality.

“I am truly grateful and honored to be a recipient of the 2021 Justin Thomas Grant,” Hudson said. “This grant will provide me with the means to travel and achieve the goals I have set for myself within the game of golf. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank Justin Thomas, his family and the Justin Thomas Foundation for giving me this wonderful opportunity to follow my dream.”

Cameron Roberts of Robinson Creek recently completed eighth grade and will be attending Pikeville High School this fall. Roberts has already been a member of the school’s Boys Golf team for the past two seasons though, and has displayed extraordinary talent having only begun playing golf when he was ten years old. Part of that talent he possesses was shown in his first high school tournament of 2020 where he shot a round of 65 (-7), setting a new record for the best round in the Pikeville program’s history. With Thomas being a role model of Roberts and having met Mike Thomas at the 2019 Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, receiving this grant is a dream come true.

“This is truly amazing,” Roberts said. “I’m very appreciative for this grant. It will help me and my family travel all around the country to play tournaments that will help me chase my dream of playing college golf and hopefully on the PGA Tour. I would also like to thank the grant committee and the entire Thomas family for this honor.”

The Kentucky Golf Foundation congratulates Maddi and Cameron along with each of their families on receiving the Justin Thomas Grant. In addition, the KGF extends its appreciation towards the Thomas family for continuing to impact Kentucky Junior Golf through support of this grant.

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