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Louisville Mashed, [give] 502 partner to help abused children

May 18, 2016

Members-only event to build buzz for bigger public bourbon-tasting benefit in the fall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 18, 2016) – To show the power of collective impact, Louisville Mashed and [give] 502 are partnering and co-hosting a spring bourbon tasting kickoff, a tease for a larger fundraising event in November. Both events benefit Family & Children’s Place.

Save the Date - Mashed Spring EventThe event, Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m., at Forest Giant, 2858 Frankfort Ave., is a chance for the Mashed committee, [give] 502 members and event partners to meet, greet and begin to build buzz and excitement about the fall event.

Because of event space limitations, the social is open only to the Mashed committee, [give] 502 members and friends, and Mashed event partners (significant others are welcome). Admission is free, though donations are welcome for Family & Children’s Place, the leading area agency providing proven interventions to stop and prevent the trauma of abuse, violence and neglect, and help children and families heal.

The kickoff features a blind bourbon tasting competition.  Those who wish to participate – who must be 21 years of age – can organize a team (from one to five people), bring along a favorite brand of bourbon and enter it into the competition.  Guests will use scorecards to taste and rate each bourbon, and at the end of the night, scores will be added up and winners announced!  Bridgeman Foods is providing bites, and guests need not bring a bottle to participate. Non-alcoholic beverages also will be available.

Louisville Mashed comprises young professionals, and those young at heart, passionate about bourbon, networking and philanthropy. [give] 502 is a giving circle comprising  young local philanthropists helping community nonprofits through collective giving. By pooling each individual’s gift of $502, these young professionals impact deserving organizations in a meaningful way while celebrating philanthropy now.

For more information on [give] 502, visit their website, and like Louisville Mashed on Facebook.

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Family & Children’s Place works to protect Kentuckiana children, families and communities from abuse, neglect and exploitation and, through research-based, trauma-informed services, help them heal. The organization has supported families for more than 127 years and today serves approximately 5,000 children and families annually. For more information about Family and Children’s Place, visit or call 502-893-3900.Save the Date - Mashed Spring Event