Mad Anthonys names 2014 Red Coat recipients

Mike Pence and Tom Kelley
Indiana Governor Mike Pence (L) and Tom Kelley (R)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Tom Kelley, avid golfer and president of Kelley Automotive Group, will receive their Red jackets at the organization’s 2014 recognition dinner in August.

Pence, who was elected governor in November of 2012, is a native of Columbus, Indiana.  He received his undergraduate degree from Hanover College and his law degree from Indiana University.

“As a lifelong Hoosier, the Mad Anthonys is an organization I know well and admire, so it is a great honor to be named recipient of the Red Coat,” Pence said.

Kelley has six dealerships in Fort Wayne and Decatur. He also founded and ran an IndyCar racing team for several years in the 2000s. Outside of the dealerships that bear his family’s name, Kelley is also known for his successes as an amateur golfer, having won the Fort Wayne Golf Association’s men’s city tournament nine times.

Kelley’s father, Jim, was named a Red Coat recipient in 1998.

“Being born and raised in Fort Wayne and an avid golfer, there are few things more momentous I can think of then the Mad Anthonys and the Red Coat,” Kelley said. “In addition, being able to join my father in the ranks of Red Coat recipients is an incredible opportunity and honor.”

Pence and Kelley will receive the Red Jacket at this year’s recognition dinner on Tuesday, August 26. This year’s Mad Anthonys Pro-Am will take place during the Hotel Fitness Championship August 25 and 27 at Fort Wayne’s Sycamore Hills Golf Club. Amateur players will team up with professional golfers from the Web.com Tour Finals to benefit Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House and the Evans Scholars Foundation.

 

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