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Basketball Tip-off Lunch Hosted by Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2019)  The Greater Louisville University of Kentucky Alumni Club, in corporate partnership with Central Bank, will host the 2019 Wildcat Tip-off Luncheon featuring head basketball coaches John Calipari and Matthew Mitchell Thursday, Oct. 24, on Millionaires Row at Churchill Downs, located at 700 Central Ave. in Louisville. Other event sponsors include UK HealthCare and WHAS.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch begins at noon. Hear the coaches give their thoughts on the highly anticipated 2019-2020 season.

The cost to attend is $55 and tables of 10 can be purchased for $550. Ticket price includes free parking, admission to the event and lunch.

Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with a preference given to sponsors and tables of 10. Register at

For information, contact Scott Norton at or Nick Phelps at

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit or call 800-269-2586.

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