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Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club Hosting Wildcat Football Kickoff Luncheon

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2021) — University of Kentucky football coaches, Head Coach Mark Stoops, Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Vince Marrow and Defensive Coordinator Brad White, will preview the upcoming season at the 2021 Wildcat Football Kickoff Luncheon.

The event is hosted by the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club, in corporate partnership with Central Bank, and presented by Welch Printing, on Monday, Aug. 23, at Churchill Downs, located at 700 Central Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the program and lunch begin at noon.

Single tickets are $60 and include admission to the event and lunch. Tables for 10 are also available for $600. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to sponsors and reserved tables.

The deadline to register is Thursday, Aug. 19. To reserve your seat click here. For more information, contact Jack Gallt at 859-257-3801 or

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 1-800-269-ALUM (2586).

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