Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

June 18, 2024 (McKee, Kentucky) – Camp Hero Kentucky is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated signature fundraising event, the 2024 Bourbon & BBQ Bash, scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 10, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington.

The Bourbon & BBQ Bash promises an unforgettable evening of culinary delights and entertainment, all in support of Camp Hero Kentucky’s mission. Individual tickets are available for $125, with tables of 10 priced at $1,000. Guests will enjoy a mouthwatering selection of barbecue dishes paired with Kentucky’s finest bourbons, along with live music and incredible bourbon and other one-of-a-kind auction items.

“All proceeds from the Bourbon & BBQ Bash will directly benefit Camp Hero Kentucky,” said Founder & Executive Director Rocco Besednjak. “As a completely volunteer-run organization, every dollar raised at this event will help us continue providing retreats for mentally and physically wounded Veterans and First Responders.”

Camp Hero Kentucky offers a unique retreat experience that utilizes the healing power of the outdoors to support veterans and first responders facing challenges from their service. The organization’s commitment to empowering these individuals through nature-based therapies has made a profound impact on many lives.

“We are grateful for the community’s support in making events like the Bourbon & BBQ Bash possible,” added Besednjak “It’s an opportunity for everyone to come together, enjoy great food and drinks, and most importantly, show our appreciation for those who have sacrificed so much for our country and communities.”

Tickets for the 2024 Bourbon & BBQ Bash can be purchased online by clicking here, where additional event details and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

About Camp Hero Kentucky
Rocco and Lauren Besednjak are lifelong public servants. Lauren is currently a Registered Nurse, and has been living her dream of working with children for over 15 years. Rocco spent over 4 years in the US Navy, before he was medically retired due to becoming disabled. Not wanting to stop serving, Rocco served as a police officer, for over seven years, before he was forced to retire,
due to spinal injuries after being intentionally dragged and ran over by a wanted felon. However, Rocco’s drive to continue serving, allowed him to convince Lauren to acquire a beautiful piece of
property in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. Appropriately named Camp Hero, Rocco wanted to be able to provide retreats, hunting trips, camping trips, and outdoor experiences for other wounded veterans and first responders. During his early stages of being treated for service-connected PTSD, Depression and Anxiety (that were tied to his physical injuries) Rocco was able to find the organization, Kentucky Wounded Heroes (KWH), which also provides outdoor experiences for wounded veterans and first responders. Through experiences with KWH, Rocco was able to fully understand the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors, in nature, and being around like-minded people. Rocco wanted the nonprofit to be able to continue on this idea and provide a location to be able to help other wounded heroes heal and grow our heroes of the future.