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Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club Hosting Virtual Wildcat Tipoff Event

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2020) — The Greater Louisville University of Kentucky Alumni Club, in corporate partnership with Central Bank and annual partner UK HealthCare, will host a free virtual 2020-2021 Wildcat Tipoff event at noon EST Tuesday, Nov. 24, online via YouTube.

The event will feature UK men’s basketball Head Coach John Calipari, women’s basketball Head Coach Kyra Elzy and current players as they share their thoughts and expectations for the upcoming season.

This streaming event is free and open to all UK alumni and fans and can be viewed 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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