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Arnold Palmer in Lexington, 1989

Posted on September 27, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Golf legend Arnold Palmer got a tour of the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass in Lexington from Executive Director Peggy Stephens Sept. 11, 1989. Palmer visited two United Way of the Bluegrass agencies, the Center for Creative Living, a day care program for senior citizens, and the Child Development Center, which provides early intervention and therapy services for children with and without disabilities. Palmer, a spokesman for GTE throughout the United States, was invited to tour the agencies by Bob Calafell, chairman of this year's United Way general campaign and vice president and general area manager of GTE South. At the Child Development Center, Palmer signed autographs, watched children eat and play, and encouraged a boy undergoing physical therapy. "I feel grateful that I'm in a position to help raise money," Palmer said. "I do (these things) because I feel like if I can help give other people the same opportunities I've had, that's good enough for me. When I . . . see what is happening in a place like this or in children's hospitals, I think of how fortunate we are that we do have people that really do care. That is something you just can't replace." Palmer, who made golf popular for masses, died Sept. 25, 2016. Photo by Clay Owen

Golf legend Arnold Palmer got a tour of the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass in Lexington from executive director Peggy Stephens on Sept. 11, 1989. Palmer visited two United Way of the Bluegrass agencies, the Center for Creative Living, a day care program for senior citizens, and the Child Development Center, which provides early intervention and therapy services for children with and without disabilities. Palmer, a spokesman for GTE throughout the United States, was invited to tour the agencies by Bob Calafell, chairman of this year’s United Way general campaign, and vice president and general area manager of GTE South. At the Child Development Center, Palmer signed autographs, watched children eat and play, and he encouraged a boy undergoing physical therapy. “I feel grateful that I’m in a position to help raise money,” Palmer said. “I do (these things) because I feel like if I can help give other people the same opportunities I’ve had, that’s good enough for me. When I … see what is happening in a place like this or in children’s hospitals, I think of how fortunate we are that we do have people that really do care. That is something you just can’t replace.” Palmer, who made golf popular for masses, died Sept. 25, 2016. Photo by Clay Owen

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