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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The 14th Annual Luke Muller Golf Outing to Benefit Highlands Teacher and Longtime Volunteer

Enter to win for a great cause -- this gift basket will be raffled off at Midway Cafe to raise money for the Luke Muller Golf Outing to benefit this year's recipients. (Img: Midway Cafe)

By Jessie Eden

Save the date for this great cause...and maybe win an amazing bourbon-filled gift basket too! Full details for the 14th Annual Luke Muller Golf Outing (LMGO) and After Party event have been announced along with the recipients of the funds - Tonya Eide and Mike Bush.

The event will take place on October 3.

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Organizer Tim Price says this year will look a bit different and coordinating it this year has certainly been a labor of love. "I've never worked so hard to get this thing together. Of course we cancelled it in early August but you know, my big message as I'm rounding people up is that Cancer didn't quarantine, Cancer didn't take a break. No one fights a lone and we're not going to let Cancer win."

The outing, which features two recipients every year, used to be limited to children battling Cancer but,  luckily enough, for several years the organization hasn't had to feature child recipients so the funding efforts were extended to adults battling Cancer.

Since its first event 14 years ago, the event has grown tremendously. "Last year, we had 420 golfers, it's the biggest golf outing in Northern Kentucky," said Tim. "This year with everything going on, it will only be 300. I usually rent the Mess Hall and all food is donated, The Leftovers play and Brendon Kehoe plays...but this year, the hall was already booked with weddings and we also didn't know if it was even going to happen so we just tried to salvage the event the best we could."

The most important part to Tim is making sure the recipients see how much the community is willing to help and support them in their personal battles against Cancer. "Besides money, we hope and pray, even if it's just a minute, that they can breath, relax and say 'wow look at this show of support and community'. Half of them {golfers} they won't even know," said Tim. "Besides my kids, this is my legacy and I'm going to take care of it."

Bourbon Basket Raffle

There is also an opportunity to enter to win this special bourbon gift basket with items donated by Adam Blau. Tickets for the raffle are just $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. The drawing for the basket will be October 3rd.

All proceeds from the basket go towards the Luke Muller Golf Outing fund. You can purchase raffle tickets by stopping by Midway Cafe, located at 1017 S. Fort Thomas Avenue.

Tim says the partnership with local bars like Midway Cafe and The Olde Fort Pub for a Pub Crawl Afterparty was a great solution. "Midway has been our partner for years and it may be a blessing in disguise. We are going to lose money but even if it gets cancelled because of a shut down, we'll figure out something else. Whatever it takes, by hook or by crook, I will get this done," said Tim. "It can be safe and we are planning it as if we're going to have an awesome outing."

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Additional details regarding the event are below. For more information and to register, click here or contact Tim Price at 513-886-3729 or email


Luke Muller Golf Outing Details:


Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Kenton County Golf Courses, 3908 Richardson Rd., Independence, KY 41051


8:30 AM Registration / 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
(Lunch provided prior to tee off)

$100 per Person for Golf, Lunch, & Games

Details and Sponsorship Opportunities:

Ace Sponsor
Eagle Sponsor
Birdie Sponsor
Caddy Sponsor
Hole Sponsor

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LMGO Pub Crawl / After Party Details:

Can't golf this year? Join the crew for a pub crawl afterparty complete with raffles, auctions, dancing and fun!

5 p.m. live music by Brendan Kehoe
8:30 p.m. live music by The Leftovers


- Start off the pub crawl afterparty at the Midway Cafe live music from Brendan Kehoe at 5 p.m.
- Then, head to The Olde Fort Pub for live music from The Leftovers at 8:30 p.m.


$20 Cover
(Food provided)

Recipients for 2020:

This year, LMGO is raising money for Tonya Eide and Mike Bush. Learn more about their battles with cancer below;

Recipient Tonya Eide

Tonya Eide is a Special Education teacher at Highlands High School. She has worked in the Fort Thomas School District for 24 years. On December 6, an MRI showed that she had a tumor on the left side of her brain. After surgery on December 18, the diagnosis was Glioblastoma. Following her stay at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, she was transferred to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence where she received intensive speech therapy as well as physical and occupational therapy.

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She received six weeks of proton radiation and chemotherapy. In addition to the standard of care treatment, she participated in a clinical trial to determine the effects of the Ketogenic Diet on the treatment of brain cancer, but still has a long battle ahead of her. Tonya and her husband Steve live in Villa Hills with their three children, Emma, Molly and Cooper

Recipient Mike Bush

Mike Bush has been a supporter and volunteer with the LMGO since the very first outing in 2007 as well as playing in the foursome all 13 years. He is always the first to lend a hand, offer a smile and become fast friends with everyone he meets. Sadly, In October of 2019 Mike was diagnosed with Stage 4 - Advanced Prostate Cancer that has moved to the bones, which is an unusual diagnosis for someone his age. Mike has continual bone and hormone treatments, has received multiple radiation treatments and is currently undergoing chemotherapy which will continue as needed throughout his fight.

Mike has worked for 30 years in the Concrete Supply Management and is dedicated to making his customers happy. Mike and his wife Mary live in Independence KY where they raised their children Jacob and Rachel.

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