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UK Federal Credit Union Announces Esports Lounge Open House

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union (UKFCU) is excited to announce an open house to celebrate the partnership between UKFCU and the Esports Lounge at the University of Kentucky. 

On Oct. 27, 2021, UKFCU will welcome students, staff, faculty, alumni and members of the local community to visit the state-of-the-art facility. The open house will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and free parking will be provided by UKFCU at The Cornerstone garage. Beginning at 5:15 p.m., UKFCU President and CEO David Kennedy and UK’s Associate Chief Information Officer Heath Price will have remarks regarding this collaboration. Prizes, including gift cards to local restaurants, will be given away every 30 minutes. A grand prize of a Nintendo Switch Lite will be awarded to one lucky winner at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided and Halloween costumes are welcome.

“Investing in the Esports Lounge is a significant investment in the UK community and in the Lexington community as a whole. It’s a natural fit since education is at the heart of what both of our institutions strive to achieve. For UK, it is academic education, and for UKFCU it is financial education. Both are aimed at preparing our students for success in life,” Kennedy said. 

"We are honored to call the UK Federal Credit Union a partner on the creation of the UKFCU Esports Lounge in The Cornerstone. This collaborative partnership is vital to creating a distinctive space that supports thoughtful community-building and engagement. UKFCU's partnership with us is leading a new path in collegiate esports, and we look forward to showing off all this exciting space has to offer,” said Price.

The partnership between the UK Federal Credit Union and the UK Esports Lounge began in 2019. The UKFCU Esports Lounge is located within the multiuse Cornerstone complex at 401 S Limestone in Lexington.

About the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union: Founded in 1937 on the campus of the University of Kentucky, UKFCU has been serving its members for 84 years. UKFCU has over 95,000 members and $1 billion dollars in assets. Its field of membership consists of the students, faculty and staff of University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University and KCTCS (Kentucky Community and Technical College System). They also serve numerous UK alumni associations, numerous companies in the Lexington community and those that live, work, worship or attend school in certain geographic areas of Lexington. UKFCU is fully insured by NCUA. For more information, please visit www.ukfcu.org.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.