Back in September, the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha hosted the 9th Annual Friends & Family of Dave Barnes & Corey Johnson Golf Outing at Bristol Oaks Golf Course.
This event honored Dave Barnes and CPL Corey Keith Johnson and continues their legacy of giving back to the community and to Kenosha youth. The Barnes and Johnson families have been longtime supporters of the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha and close friends of each other. Both men had a special bond, and each had a passion for serving their community. The Club is honored to be able to recognize and celebrate Dave and Corey through this event.
Over 130 golfers attended showing their unwavering love for Dave and Corey. For the 2022 golf outing, $26,366 was raised for the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha and almost $18,000 was raised in 2021. To date, this event has raised over $180,000. Friends, family, and many local businesses participate by golfing, donating prizes, and sponsoring holes.
Dave Barnes was a former BGCK Board President, long-time Club supporter, mentor to the members and the owner of several Cost Cutters and Supercuts salons. Barnes was particularly interested in bringing a playground to the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha for members to have a safe space to play outside. We know Dave would be happy to see the Niagara Imagination Station playground open at the Club. Memorial trees are planted at the entrance of the playground in loving memory of both Barnes and Johnson.
CPL Corey Keith Johnson joined the military following high school and achieved numerous accolades. He served a 15 month tour in Iraq and reached the rank of Corporal by the end of his service in 2010. He is remembered for always putting others before himself.