WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Coach Gene Keady was back in West Lafayette for a round of 18 holes to raise donations to send kids to camp.
More than 90 golfers were grouped into teams Friday afternoon for the Gene Keady Legacy Golf Tournament at Coyote Crossing. Proceeds from the outing help send children of Wounded Warriors to Purdue athletic camps.
Coach Keady was in a group of six that included former Boilermaker running back Leroy Keyes. Keady said it feels great being back home.
“It’s very unusual for a coach to like to go back where he coached for 25 years, because usually they didn’t like you when you left. I suppose there are some people like that now with me, but I don’t feel that way and I really love it here,” said Keady.
This year marked the fifth year for the outing and the first at Coyote Crossing.
In addition to a round of 18, the event included a longest drive and closest to the pin competition.