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Dec 27, 2013 2:29 PM

GoodGiving Guide Challenge Grand Finale $100,000 Buzzer Beater Challenge

Blue Grass Community Foundation is excited to announce that thanks to the generosity of Matthew and Jenna Mitchell's Mitchell Family Foundation at Blue Grass Community Foundation, the $100,000 Buzzer Beater Challenge will help the community close out the GoodGiving Guide Challenge like charitable champs!

"Jenna and I are extremely excited about the Challenge," said Matthew Mitchell, head coach of the University of Kentucky women's basketball team. "God has truly blessed us by bringing us to this community and allowing us to pursue causes we are passionate about. We are constantly inspired by individuals and organizations in this community who do so much for people. We hope the Challenge inspires people to donate to their favorite nonprofits and help make a difference in our community. No donation is too small or too big! Here's a chance to have your donation increased by half!"

As the 2013 GoodGiving Guide Challenge moves closer to this year's final buzzer at 11:59pm, on Tuesday, December 31, the Mitchell's decided to throw down one final giving challenge destined for the record books. Tip-off for the Mitchell Family Foundation's $100,000 Buzzer Beater Challenge starts at noon, on Monday, December 30. The Mitchell Family Foundation will match individual donations made to nonprofits in this year's GoodGiving Guide Challenge at 50 cents on the dollar, up to $1,000 per donor (maximum match of $500 per donor, per nonprofit). Donors may make match-eligible contributions to as many nonprofits as they choose. Until the $100,000 match pool is exhausted, there is no limit on how many match dollars a nonprofit may earn.

"The Challenge is a wonderful way to get the whole community together in support of local causes," said Jenna Mitchell. "It's a great team effort that we're proud to be part of, and we encourage everyone who loves the Bluegrass to give to the nonprofits of their choice at goodgivigguide.net."

The GoodGiving Guide Challenge is a community-wide online giving campaign presented by Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. The Challenge runs from November 1 to December 31. Now in its eight week, the Challenge has already exceeded its goal of raising $1 million for 107 Central Kentucky nonprofits.

To learn about the 107 participating nonprofits and to make your secure gift, go to goodgivingguide.net.

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