Elizabethtown, Kentucky-based nonprofit Give 270 made a $15,232.92 donation to the Deputy Caleb Conley Memorial Fund through Whitaker Bank via proceeds from the nonprofit’s most recent Whiskey Wednesdays raffle.
The fund was established to support the family of the late Scott County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Caleb Conley, who was killed in the line of duty on May 22. Deputy Conley, who left behind a wife and two children when he was shot and killed during a traffic stop, served for eight years in the U.S. Army before becoming a deputy.
“We are very pleased with the outcome of this raffle and our ability to help the family of a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Eric Clemens, Board Chair for Give 270.
Give 270 collaborated with Jordan Jacobs, who worked with Deputy Conley, on the raffle. In addition to the typical bourbon prizes given away during this round of Whiskey Wednesday’s, last week's raffle also included a Weller Vertical donated by Jacobs.
"It is an honor to contribute to help Deputy Conley’s family through this raffle,” Jacobs said. “The support for this raffle is a testament to Deputy Conley’s legacy as an exceptional law enforcement officer and member of the community.”
Round 7 of the weekly Whiskey Wednesdays raffles kicked off in April, providing ticket purchasers with five chances to win valuable bourbon prizes each week. Raffles in Round 7 take place on Give 270’s Facebook page and YouTube channel each Wednesday at 8 p.m. until June 28. Each week, Give 270 gives away the grand prize of a bottle of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, along with a Weller 12 Year, a Weller Antique 107, a Weller Special Reserve, and a bottle of Riff Corp, a single barrel selection of New Riff bourbon from Elizabethtown-based retailer John O’s Liquors. Tickets for Whiskey Wednesdays raffles are $5 and there is no limit to the amount of tickets purchased per individual each week.