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Spirit of Prodigal Award Honors Prodigal’s Mission in Action

There is a common spirit among the people who walk side-by-side with ex-offenders on their journey to successfully reenter society. It is a spirit of compassion, faith and hope.  Our staff and volunteers have that spirit, and it is shared by others who have taken an active role in helping men and women start anew and avoid a return to prison. In 2012, the Spirit of Prodigal Award was established to recognize individuals and organizations whose mission aligns with that of Prodigal Ministries.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Spirit of Prodigal Awards.  Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates compassion for the plight of ex-offenders and their quest to not re-offend.
  • Assists ex-offenders to rebuild relationships with their families and communities.
  • Is involved in the comprehensive effort to help men and women return to productive and independent living in the community.
  • Becomes a role model for this at-risk population.

The deadline for nominations is July 14, 2014.  Click Here for a nomination form or email requests and questions to mebs@mebspage.com.

Award recipients will be honored September 4, 2014 at Prodigal Ministries’ 7th Annual Christmas in September.  The event will be held at Seelbach Hilton Louisville. Christmas in September is sponsored by Corporate Sponsor: Stock Yards Bank & Trust; Boutique Marketplace & Cocktail Sponsor: Brown-Forman; and Valet Parking Sponsor: Blue Grass Motorsport.

Annual Golf Scramble Set for June 9 at Audubon

With the advent of spring, we are busy planning for the 9th Annual Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament. Join us Monday, June 9, at Audubon Country Club for a fun-filled day of golf while supporting the mission of Prodigal Ministries.

Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch in the clubhouse. Then it’s out to the course for a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The day wraps up with an awards ceremony  and dinner at 4:30 p.m..

The memorial event is sponsored by Brown-Forman and Stock Yards Bank & Trust.  If you don’t golf, you can still help by sponsoring a hole or donating an item for our silent auction.

The entry fee, which includes lunch and dinner, is $250 per person or $1,000 for a team of four.  Call 502.749.9194 to register.

Many thanks to Jack Shea and his committee for coordinating this annual event. See you on the green!

Save the Date! 2014 Christmas in September

Mark your calendars. The 7th Annual Christmas in September Runway Fashion Show & Boutique to benefit Prodigal Ministries will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville, featuring:

  • Pat Day — Guest Speaker
  • Free Valet Parking

Get an early start on your holiday shopping at the pre-dinner boutique and silent auction.  Sponsors for the event are Stock Yards Bank & Trust, Brown-Forman and Blue Grass Motorsports. Media sponsors are Today’s Woman and Louisville Public Media.

Deadline for Nominations — July 14, 2014

The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Spirit of Prodigal Awards is July 14, 2014. The Spirit of Prodigal Award recognizes individuals and organizations whose mission aligns with that of Prodigal Ministries.

Award recipients will be honored September 4, 2014 at Prodigal Ministries’ 7th Annual Christmas in September.  The event will be held at Seelbach Hilton Louisville. Christmas in September is sponsored by Corporate Sponsor: Stock Yards Bank & Trust; Boutique Marketplace & Cocktail Sponsor: Brown-Forman; and Valet Parking Sponsor: Blue Grass Motorsport.

Click Here for a nomination form or email requests and questions to mebs@mebspage.com.

2014 Golf Scramble – June 9th

The 9th Annual Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 9, at Audubon Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch in the clubhouse. The tournament starts with a shotgun start 12:30 p.m., and wraps up with an awards ceremony and dinner at 4:30 p.m..

The entry fee, which includes lunch and dinner, is $250 per person or $1,000 for a team of four.  Call 502.749.9194 to register.

ManyThe memorial event is sponsored by Brown-Forman and Stock Yards Bank & Trust. 

Annual Christmas In September — September 4, 2014

You may be tired of the snow, but it’s not too soon to look ahead to the 2014 holiday season. The 7th Annual Christmas in September Runway Fashion Show & Boutique to benefit Prodigal Ministries will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville, featuring:

  • Pat Day, Guest Speaker
  • Free Valet Parking

The fashion show will feature the latest styles for women, men and children, and you can even get an early start on your holiday shopping at the pre-dinner boutique and silent auction.

Sponsors for the event are Stock Yards Bank & Trust, Brown-Forman and Blue Grass Motorsports. Media sponsors are Today’s Woman  and Louisville Public Media.

Thanks to Woodmen of the World Chapter 14!

Prodigal Ministries was the recipient of a $500 donation from Woodmen of the World, a national insurance and financial services provider.  Chapter 14 Field Representatives Tom Boles, Gary Roberts, Joe York, Area Manager Bellinda Landry, and Chapter 14 Treasurer Leslie Boles presented a check to Prodigal Ministries Executive Director Jennifer Partin, Director of Programming Pat Blanford and Administrative Assistant Cindy Case.
Woodmen of World Donation
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Peyton Siva, Sr. Inspires Us

Here in Louisville, for several months each year, we live, eat and breathe basketball. This year more so than others, as we watched our own University of Louisville Cardinals win the NCAA championship.

U of L fans have grown very fond of one of the team’s shining players, Peyton Siva, Jr. And if you watched the games this season, you couldn’t have missed the enthusiastic shows of support from one particular fan on the sidelines, Peyton’s father.
Mr. Siva has reason to celebrate far beyond the championship. As the guest speaker for our 2013 Christmas in September, Peyton Siva Sr. shared the powerful story of his spiral into drug and alcohol additions and jail time, and his transformation with the help of his family and the grace of God.

Prodigal Ministries has been meeting the needs of ex-offenders, like Mr. Siva, since 1994. Our ministry was founded on the realization that the best hope for these men and women is transformation through Jesus Christ. Almost all of Prodigal Ministries’ clients have drug and alcohol addictions. It is a spiritual disease affecting their physical, emotional and social well-being. This disease has left them lost from God, from family, and from society. Reaching them is the priority of Prodigal’s ministry.

We thank you for your support of our work and welcome your involvement.

Sponsor

The work of Prodigal Ministries would not be possible without the support of our donors and sponsors.  A big THANK YOU to this year’s Christmas in September sponsors:  Stock Yards Bank, Brown-Forman, Oxmoor Center, Blue Grass Automotive, Today’s Woman and Louisville Public Media.

If you would be interested in becoming a sponsor of Prodigal Ministries, please contact us for details on opportunities at our 2014 golf tournament or Christmas In September event.