Walker Buehler hosts 3rd annual celebrity charity golf outing

Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Walker Buehler was back in his hometown of Lexington to host the 3rd Annual Walker Buehler Celebrity Charity Golf Outing at the Lexington Country Club on Monday.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler warms up during a workout ahead of Game 3...
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler warms up during a workout ahead of Game 3 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)(Associated Press)
Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 3:45 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Walker Buehler was back in his hometown of Lexington to host the 3rd Annual Walker Buehler Celebrity Charity Golf Outing at the Lexington Country Club on Monday.

This year’s event benefitted PanCAN, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. According to a release, “It’s mission is to take bold action to improve the lives of everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer by advancing scientific research, building community, sharing knowledge, and advocating for patients. PanCAN was selected in special recognition of Ray Ball who is personally battling the disease and November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.”

“I’m very fortunate to be able to do what I do for a living,” Buehler said. “To be able to bring 100 people out here in November to play golf is something that we really appreciate and shows kind of who the people are that raised me and are around us and our family, so it’s pretty special.”

The release for the event says that Buehler’s interest in fighting all types of cancer grew from a special relationship he had with his “Uncle Pig”, as he was known to those who loved him. Uncle Pig lost his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when Walker was only ten years old. That loss has shaped the man he is today. Buehler has “Pig” on his gloves and cleats as he carries his memory with him to the mound.

Country singer Chase Rice, UK football alums Jacob Tamme and Tim Couch, and Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer were among those to tee it up.