UK Happenings

Join UK Fans for High Point Game Watch Party

photo of The Pointe Orlando UK Cats fans
Cats fans at a pep rally at The Pointe Orlando in 2019. Photo courtesy of UK Alumni Association.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 22, 2021) Join Cats fans on Dec. 31 in Orlando for a special basketball game watch party when former UK head men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith returns to Rupp Arena with his High Point Panthers. The University of Kentucky Alumni Association invites alumni, family and friends who’ll be in town for the Vrbo Citrus Bowl to the Main Event Orlando to cheer on the Cats. Doors open at 11 a.m. EST with the game tip off at noon.

Main event will take place at The Pointe Orlando, located at 9101 International Drive, Suite 1032. It’s one of the area’s premiere entertainment destinations, and features bowling, billiards, mini-golf, laser tag, rock climbing and games along with a full-service restaurant and bar.

The UK Alumni Association has reserved the main bar, billiards room, bowling alley and party street areas of the complex exclusively for UK fans to gather and watch the game and have some fun!

Food and drink specials will be available along with plenty of UK swag and giveaways, so we hope to see you there.

Face masks are encouraged while inside.

After the basketball game, stick around The Pointe Orlando for the official Vrbo Citrus Bowl Pep Rally starting at 4:45 p.m. EST, with special appearances by the UK pep band, cheerleaders and UK head football coach Mark Stoops.

For more information, visit For questions, contact Jack Gallt at 859-257-3801 or 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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