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  • Writer's pictureBenton Player of the Year - 2021

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A week ago, I asked you the fans to make the tough decision of selecting the Player Of The Year. There were four fantastic players on the ballot with a few arguable snubs left off. How fortunate are we to have such quality and depth!? With about 40% of the vote, you have chosen Brian Ownby as the 2nd ever winner! He was closely followed by Jonathan Gomez, but Ownby was able to secure the win over the talented youngster. Ownby ended the regular season with 4 goals, 11 assists (tied for 2nd in the league), and a FotMob player rating of 7.36.

As mentioned in the post asking for your vote, a charity selected by Ownby will be the financial beneficiary of a raffle for an exclusive signed bourbon bottle! A limited number of these Four Roses bottles were sold in the Team Shop in late 2020. It bears the OG Louisville City crest and the signatures of former head coach John Hackworth, current head coach Danny Cruz, and GK coach Scott Budnick. They flew off the shelves initially, but you now have a chance to get your hands on one if you missed it the first go-around, all while supporting a great cause.

What is the great cause that was selected? The charity that Brian Ownby chose is the Home of the Innocents!

Home of the Innocents enriches the lives of children and families with hope, health, and happiness.
Established in 1880, the Home provides a range of important residential and community-based services. Serving more than 10,000 children and their families last year, our programs include residential and community-based clinical treatment services, crisis and intervention services, therapeutic loving foster care and adoption services, and a pediatric convalescent center for children who are medically complex or terminally ill.

For every $5 that you donate, you will get one entry into a random draw for the Four Roses bottle. The more you contribute to this wonderful cause, the better your odds of winning this exclusive bottle. Don't hold back! Do it for the kids!

After you have donated, you will receive an email confirmation with the amount you donated. Please forward this receipt to me at That is not a typo, it is "". If you experience any email troubles, message me on Twitter and we can get things hashed out.

Please have your donations submitted and your donation confirmation sent to me no later than Friday 12/17/2021. Let's make a big impact! Last year, we raised just over $1,000. Can we beat that this year?

When you're donating (which can be done online here), don't forget to let them know who sent you ;).

Please note you must be 21+ to win the bourbon. Sorry, youngins.

And after you're done making a donation to win the bourbon bottle, why don't you consider also making a donation towards the KRM Toy Drive being spearheaded by the LouCity Ladies?

Parting Thoughts

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