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Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club to host Wildcat Kickoff Luncheon

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2023) — University of Kentucky Head Coach Mark Stoops will preview the upcoming football season at the 2023 Wildcat Kickoff Luncheon Monday, Aug. 21.  

The event is hosted by the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club in corporate partnership with Central Bank and UK HealthCare, and will take place at the First Turn Experience area of Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and the program starting at noon.  

Stoops will share his thoughts on preparing for the 2023 football campaign that begins at home Saturday, Sept. 2, against the Ball State Cardinals. UK is coming off a seventh consecutive bowl trip and remains the holder of the Governor’s Cup.  

Tickets are $75 each and include admission to the event and a plated lunch. Reserved tables of 8 are available for $600. Seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to sponsors and reserved tables.  

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