Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana Raffling 5 Pappy Van Winkle Bourbons

(March 25, 2024) Louisville, KY – Back by popular demand, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK) is raffling five Pappy bottles packaged as a flight. The raffle, which always sells out, kicks-off March 25.

Each ticket will be sold for $100 each and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit families who stay at the House when they travel to Louisville for medical care for their children. All programs and services are free of charge to families.

Once again, the organization has sweetened the raffle pot. Julian Van Winkle III signed each bottle, adding value as well as bragging rights to this year’s collection. Van Winkle is a long-time supporter of RMHCK and serves as president of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery. 

The flight includes one bottle each of Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year (2022); Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year (2022); Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year (2021); Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year, (2022); Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year (2022). Marc Abrams, a well-known bourbon expert based in Louisville, has personally authenticated each bottle and appraised the flight at more than $15,000. 

“We’ve chosen to sell 1,984 tickets to commemorate the year 1984, when Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana first opened its doors to families,” said Hal Hedley, the organization’s CEO. 

Through the years, this raffle has made an enormous impact on the organization. RMHCK’s Pappy raffle efforts have directly raised more than $1.4 million for the organization since 2019, providing 12,505 nights of comfort for families who travel to Louisville for medical treatment for their children. 

“These five coveted bottles offered as a group directly support sick children and their families. It’s a win-win for everyone,” said Hedley. 

The flight will be raffled at 11am EDT, Thursday, May 9. Winner does not have to be present. To purchase tickets:

More details can be found at

Founded in 1984, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK) is a Louisville, KY nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that provides the home and support that allows families to stay together while they focus on the healing of their sick children at a critical time. In partnership with area medical facilities, RMHCK also operates Ronald McDonald Family Room Programs at Norton Children’s Hospital, Frazier Rehab Institute, and Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital where local families can seek respite. All programs and services are free of charge to families.

In 2023, RMHCK served 1,403 families for a total of 15,816 nights lodging. For more information, visit  or connect with us at @RMHCKentuckiana on Facebook, Instagram and Threads. 

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