Friends & Family of Dave Barnes & Corey Johnson Golf Outing A Success
Kenosha, WI – December 8, 2020 – Back in October, the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha hosted the first ever Friends & Family of Dave Barnes & Corey Johnson Golf Outing at Bristol Oaks Golf Course. This was the first year honoring CPL Corey Keith Johnson. The Johnson family has been longtime supporters of the BGCK and close friends of the Barnes. Dave and Corey 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 going forward.
Several health precautions were in place given the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the uncertainty, over 100 golfers still attended showing their unwavering love for Dave and Corey. Over $14,000 was raised for the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha. Friends, family and many local businesses participated by golfing, donating prizes and sponsoring holes.
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 BGCK for members to have a safe space to play outside. We know that Dave is happy to see the new Niagara Imagination Station playground finally open at the Club. Memorial trees are planted at the entrance of the playground in loving memory of both Barnes and Johnson.
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.
“The Johnson family was very honored to be part of this great event,” said Keith Johnson, Corey’s father. “We would like to thank Michelle and Josh Barnes, Nate, Jenny and Jordan Wurm, Sam Perry and the BGCK for honoring Corey.”
“We thank all who support the memory of Dave,” said Sam Perry, Dave’s dear friend and event chair. “His kindness, friendship and generosity to those in need lives on through our outing. We are inspired by Dave, and now Corey. Hundreds of friends and family have donated over $135,000 in Dave’s, and now Corey’s honor, to the BGCK. Those in need are benefitting and will continue to benefit as we look forward to next year’s gig.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a youth guidance organization dedicated to promoting health, social, educational, vocational, cultural, character and leadership development. The Club helps youth improve their lives by building skills, values and self-esteem. When you support the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, you support the kids who need us the most and their great futures ahead. Visit www.BGCKenosha.org/donate to donate today.