Brand-new hotspot Drake’s in St. Matthews hosted a charity dart-throwing competition on May 24 with local notables competing for a chance to win $1,000 for their respective charities if they hit the board at least once in three tries. The high scorer’s award? A bonus throw for a chance to win up to $100,000 if he – or she – hit the bullseye.
Contestants included Bellarmine University basketball coach Scotty Davenport, Fox41’s Elizabeth Woolsey, WAVE 3’s Scott Reynolds, WHAS11’s Matt Hobbs, 84WHAS’s Terry Meiners, former U of L coach Denny Crum, WHAS-TV’s Kelsey Starks, 790’ WKRDs Drew Deener, WAVE 3’s Liz Donatelli and The Voice-Tribune’s Angie Fenton.
We’re proud to say Angie won the competition and earned an additional $5,000 with her bonus throw to net $6,000 for her charity of choice, the St. George’s Community Center Freedom School.
But the truth is Coach Crum was the real ringer of the bunch, nailing two bullseyes and earning a total of 69 points, which Angie beat after hitting the “triple 20” with what she’s more than happy to admit was nothing more than luck and then throwing two more darts for a combined total of 72 points overall.
“We’re new to Louisville, and one of the first things we noticed about this city is its giving spirit. We wanted to be part of that,” Drake’s owners Brian McCarty and Bruce Drake told The Voice. “Louisville has a great number of nonprofits that make enormous differences in the lives of folks that live here. The organizations we’ve (already) partnered with – St. Joe’s and others – greatly contribute to this city’s vibrancy. Our vision is for Drake’s to stay actively involved in local philanthropy, not only in St. Matthews, but throughout Louisville. Through this involvement, we hope to help continue the great works of these incredible nonprofit organizations.”
In other words, last week everyone, including 10 of the cities nonprofits, won.
photos by BILL WINE | contributing photographer
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Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.
Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.