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BGO
Night of Champions

The Bluegrass Orthopaedics Foundation, a non-profit organization, is proud to sponsor the 6th Annual BGO Night of Champions. This year's event will take place on Thursday April 28th, 2022 at the Marriott - Griffin Gate beginning at 6:30PM.

The evening is a celebratory event for those individuals not always recognized with awards or accolades. The BGO Champion Scholarship will be given to four very deserving high school and collegiate student-athletes from the central Kentucky area - two male and two female. This scholarship is unique as it honors student-athletes at the high school and collegiate levels who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity or injury, and returned and excelled beyond expectations in their respective sport(s). The award is accompanied with a $2,500 scholarship per individual.

BGO High School Champion Nomination Form

BGO Collegiate Champion Nomination Form

The BGO Achievement Scholarships are given to central Kentucky high school student-athletes who have distinguished themselves in the classroom, in their community, on the playing field/court, and have been high achievers in every aspect of their life. Each high school from bluegrass area may nominate student-athletes for this award. The award is accompanied with a $500 scholarship per individual.

BGO Achievement Nomination Form

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ARIN WRIGHT (GILLILAND)
2022 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Arin Hadley Wright (Gilliland) is a soccer player who currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League. Gilliland played her collegiate soccer for Kentucky Wildcats. On January 16, 2015 the Chicago Red Stars selected Gilliland as the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft.

Youth Career

Arin Gilliland attended and played for West Jessamine High School where she was named All-American, as well as Kentucky's Miss Soccer. Gilliland played club soccer for Ohio Elite. In 2007 was named second team All-State, and in 2008 was named Underclassman Athlete of the Year of Jessamine County, and Academic First Team Region 14. In 2009 was named Central Kentucky Soccer Conference Most Valuable Player. Gilliland was named to Kentucky First Team All-State in 2009 and 2010.

Kentucky Wildcats

Gilliland played for Kentucky Wildcats from 2011 to 2014 during which she was named First Team All-American, ESPNW Female Athlete of the Year finalist, SEC Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-SEC, 2014 HONDA Award winner, and MAC Hermann Award finalist. During her four years playing for Wildcats Gilliland played over 7,000 minutes, scored 30 goals and provided 25 assists. Gilliland set a new Wildcat record of eight career game-winning goals.

Chicago Red Stars

Gilliland was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft by the Chicago Red Stars. In her first season, Gilliland played 19 games for the Red Stars, starting in 17, for a total of 1533 minutes and provided 2 assists. In 2016, she was named to the NWSL Best XI for the season and nominated for the Defender of the Year award. In 2017, Wright appeared in all 24 regular season matches for the Red Stars and their single post-season appearance. Wright started in 24 of those games, resulting in a combined total of 2,130 minutes on the field and 4 assists.

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Previous Champion Scholarship
Recipients

2021 Female Champion Winner 
Shelby Cothron, Pulaski County High School

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2021 Male Champion Winner 
Remi Forlevil, Danville High School

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2020 Female Champion Winner 
Logan Thomas, Western Hills High School

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2020 Male Champion Winner 
Jace Bowling, South Laurel High School

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2019 Female Champion Winner
Audrey Rawls, Dunbar HS

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2019 Male Champion Winner
Vaughn Hall, Lexington Catholic HS

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2018 Female Champion Winner
Edie Meyer, West Jessamine High School

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2018 Male Champion Winner 
Logan Nieves, Lexington Christian Academy

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2017 Female Champion Winner
Summer Coleman, West Jessamine High School

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2017 Male Champion Winner
Adam Bender, Woodford County High School

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2021 BGO Night of Champions - Video

The Bluegrass Orthopaedics Foundation, a non-profit organization, was proud to sponsor the 5th Annual BGO Night of Champions. Last year's event took place on Thursday April 29th, 2021 at the Marriott - Griffin Gate. Click the video to watch the event in its entirety.

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The BGO
High School Champion Scholarships

The BGO High School Champion Scholarship will be given to two very deserving high school student-athletes from the central Kentucky area - one male and one female. This award is unique as it honors student-athletes at the high school level who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity or injury, and returned and excelled beyond expectations in their respective sport(s). The award is accompanied with a $2,500 scholarship per individual.

The BGO
Achievement Scholarships

The BGO Achievement Scholarships are given to central Kentucky high school student-athletes who have distinguished themselves in the classroom, in their community, on the playing field/court, and have been high achievers in every aspect of their life. Each high school from bluegrass area may nominate student-athletes for this award. The award is accompanied with a $500 scholarship per individual.

The BGO
Collegiate Champion Scholarships

The BGO Collegiate Champion Scholarship will be given to two very deserving collegiate student-athletes from the central Kentucky area - one male and one female. This scholarship is unique as it honors student-athletes at the collegiate level who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity or injury, and returned and excelled beyond expectations in their respective sport(s). The award is accompanied with a $2,500 scholarship per individual.

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Thank you
for our partners

Keynote
Sponsor

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Gold
Sponsors

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Silver
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2021 Achievement Scholarship Recipients

  • Scott County High School - Jackson Albensi

  • Rockcastle County High School - Sarah Barron

  • Bourbon County High School - Madyson Walters

  • Madison Central High School - Morgan Thomas

  • Bourbon County High School - Ximena Tamariz

  • Estill County High School - Jenna Stone

  • Morgan County High School - Krista Perry

  • Lexington Christian Academy - Mattie Lebryk

  • Model Laboratory - McKenzie Johnson

  • Trinity Christian Academy - Cameron Johnson

  • Bourbon County High School - Jaycee Goodwin

  • Pulaski County High School - Austyn Crawford

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar - Caroline Cole

  • Madison Central High School - Ryleigh Blythe

  • Madison Central High School - Olivia Young

2020 Achievement Scholarship Recipients

  • Bourbon County High School - Austin Lay

  • Boyle County High School - Faris Allahham

  • Boyle County High School - Eli Goggin

  • Dunbar High School - Peyton Gash

  • Estill County High School - Kaylee Riddell

  • George Rogers Clark High School - Hannah Curreri

  • Henry Clay High School - Buddy Goodwin

  • Henry Clay High School - Olivia Greinke

  • Henry Clay High School - Van McKinley

  • Lexington Catholic - Alexis Brock

  • Lexington Christian Academy - Aliesha White

  • Lexington Christian Academy - Mackenzie Buckler

  • Madison Southern High School - Destiny Dooley

  • Sayre School - Maggie Little

  • Scott County High School - Philip Garner

2019 Achievement Scholarship Recipients

  • Bourbon County High School - Matthew Dampier
  • Dunbar High School - Meredith Phillips
  • East Jessamine High School - Lindsey Rose
  • Estill County High School - Amelia Farmer
  • George Rogers Clark - William David Henry
  • Henry Clay High School - Allison Tripure
  • Lafayette High School - Lindi Debilzan
  • Lexington Christian Academy - Grace Jacobs
  • Lexington Christian Academy - Kyle Rode
  • Madison Central High School - Ethan Hahn
  • Madison Southern High School - Zaria Carter
  • Model Laboratory - Savanna Gullett
  • Rockcastle County High School - Selicity Broaddus
  • Rockcastle County High School - Gracelyn Owens
  • Scott County High School - Bryan Hudson
  • Scott County High School - Michael Moreno
  • Tates Creek High School - Garrett Belcher
  • Tates Creek High School - Kenzie Putteet
  • Western Hills High School - Peyton Cody
  • Woodford County High School - Emily Hestand

2018 Achievement Scholarship Recipients

  • Bourbon County High School - Kenton Edwards

  • Dunbar High School - Savannah Dudek
  • East Jessamine High School - Parker Harris
  • Franklin County High School - Kindall Talley
  • George Rogers Clark High School - Whitney Walker
  • Henry Clay High School Jalen - Thomas Williams
  • Lexington Catholic - Spencer Kriss
  • Lexington Christian Academy - Colten Crager
  • Madison Central High School - Blaze Pacheco
  • Madison Southern High School - Angelo Ou
  • Model Laboratory School - Peyton Erslan
  • Sayre School - Isabel Pergande
  • Scott County High School - Landen Easley
  • West Jessamine High School - Ashley Miller
  • Woodford County High School - Emma Boebinger

2017 Achievement Scholarship Recipients

  • Berea High School - Alexandria Horn
  • Dunbar High School - Alexander Alonso-Ibarra
  • East Jessamine High School - Justin McIntire
  • George Rogers Clark High School - Sarah Vickers
  • Henry Clay High School - Charlotte Kessinger
  • Lafayette High School - Nick SirLouis
  • Lexington Catholic - Ashlyn Coleman
  • Lexington Christian Academy - Blake Richardson
  • Madison Central High School - Bailee Vanover
  • Madison Southern High School - Conner Coyle
  • Model Laboratory School - Nathan Frisbie
  • Sayre School - Lauren Dunn
  • Scott County High School - Kadee Hudson
  • Tates Creek High School - Cameron Davis
  • West Jessamine High School - Alexis Rich
  • Woodford County High School - Tylan Tucker