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Athletes, coaches, golfers all enjoy Swings For Soldiers Classic

Eddie Gran with Swings for Soldiers Classic volunteer Lesley Prater. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)
Allison Tamme, left, checks on Swings for Soldiers Classic honorees Monday. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Allison Tamme, left, checks on Swings for Soldiers Classic honorees Monday. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

LEXINGTON — I’ve only missed one of the seven Swings For Soldiers Classic events hosted by Allison and Jacob Tamme to raise money for Homes For Our Troops and it’s a terrific event that has raised over $500,000 to build specially adapted homes.

Monday’s event at the University Club outside Lexington was no different.

It starts with the Tammes greeting everyone as they pull into the entrance to the club and giving participants their special Swings for Soldiers Classic goody bag.

Swings for Soldiers “incredible” event for honoree Kevin Blanchard

Kevin Blanchard and Myra Kahn (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)
Kevin Blanchard and Myra Kahn (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Kevin Blanchard and Myra Kahn (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

LEXINGTON — Former Marine Corporal Kevin Blanchard admits he didn’t know much about Jacob Tamme a few months ago other than he was a National Football League player.

That has dramatically changed.

“We know plenty about him now,” said Blanchard Monday during the Swings for Soldiers Classic at the University Club, a golf scramble to raise funds for Homes For Our Troops.

Blanchard and his fiancee, Myra Kahn, will be getting a new home in Crozet, Va., in part due to proceeds from this event. He said it would all be on one floor and have wider hallways that he needs.

“Genius” Jacob Tamme on WPBK Thursday at 7:30 a.m.

Jacob Tamme holds his son while his wife and daughter look on after a 5K run in Danville. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)
Jacob Tamme holds his son while his wife and daughter look on after a 5K run in Danville. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Jacob Tamme holds his son while his wife and daughter look on after a 5K run in Danville. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

One thing about Jacob Tamme, the Atlanta Falcons tight end has found a way to make off-season news.

The former Boyle County High School and University of Kentucky standout will join Tim Estes and myself on WPBK (102.9 FM) Thursday from 7:30-8 a.m. We will definitely talk about his charity golf scramble coming up in July (Swings for Soldiers) that raises money to build homes for wounded veterans.

Jacob Tamme to join us on WPBK Thursday morning

Jacob and Allison Tamme attended this year's Super Bowl as fans. He has played in two Super Bowls, but hopes play in the Super Bowl again.

Jacob and Allison Tamme attended this year’s Super Bowl as fans. He has played in two Super Bowls, but hopes play in the Super Bowl again.

By LARRY VAUGHT

Atlanta Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme will join myself and Tim Estes on WPBK (102.9 FM) Thursday from 7:30-8 p.m. to talk about the upcoming NFL season, UK football and more. But one thing we certainly will talk about is the charity golf tourney Tamme and his wife, Allison, will host in July to raise money to build homes for injured military members.

Seriously? Jacob Tamme on a “players you love to hate list”

Jacob and Allison Tamme attended this year's Super Bowl as fans. He has played in two Super Bowls, but hopes play in the Super Bowl again.

Jacob and Allison Tamme attended this year’s Super Bowl as fans. He has played in two Super Bowls, but hopes play in the Super Bowl again.

By LARRY VAUGHT

It’s no secret I am a Jacob Tamme fan. Always have been, always will be. I still proudly have an Indianapolis Colts jersey with his name on it from a Super Bowl season.

Former Cats Jacob Tamme and Freddie Maggard will host Pro Day show

Freddie Maggard of  Kentucky Sports Radio will be making a lot of points at UK's Pro Day live stream Friday.
Freddie Maggard of  Kentucky Sports Radio will be making a lot of points at UK's Pro Day live stream Friday.

Freddie Maggard of Kentucky Sports Radio will be making a lot of points at UK’s Pro Day live stream Friday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky will hold its annual NFL Pro Day for draft eligible players on Friday, March 4 in the Nutter Indoor Field House. Pro Day, which attracts scouts and player personnel from nearly every NFL team, will be streamed live on UKathletics.com and SEC Network +. Dick Gabriel, along with former UK quarterback Freddie Maggard and former Wildcat and current Atlanta Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme, will host the show. Pro Day is not open to the public, but will be open to credentialed members of the media.