UK Alumni Charity Game
Friday, August 25:
6:00 p.m. - Doors Open
7:00 p.m. - Legends Game
8:00 p.m. - UK Alumni Charity Game
Former UK players come back to Rupp Arena to dazzle UK fans for the UK Alumni Charity basketball game! The Alumni Charity Game will take place on Friday, August 25th — save the date! This year’s event will feature two games, with a Legends Game starting at 7 p.m. and the UK Alumni Charity Game tipping off at 8 p.m.
The annual UK Alumni Charity Game will pit current UK pros against one another. Per NBA rules, the University of Kentucky cannot confirm any current NBA players participating in the UK Alumni Charity Game. Previous UK Alumni Charity basketball games have featured former UK Wildcats such as John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Eric Bledsoe, and more. The Wildcats currently have 25 former players on NBA rosters.
The Legends Game will feature 20 UK legends from the past. The blue team, coached by Adolph Rupp's grandson — Chip Rupp, will include Heshimu Evans, Cliff Hawkins, Shagari Alleyne, Andre Riddick, Jon Hood, Jeff Sheppard, Dale Brown, Kyle Macy, Kenny Walker and Goose Givens. The white team, coached by Joe B. Hall, will feature Julius Mays, Jarrod Polson, Bobby Perry, Perry Stevenson, Ravi Moss, Marquis Estill, Lukasz Obrzut, Jared Prickett, Jared Carter, and Kevin Grevey.
Proceeds from the UK Alumni Charity game go to The Calipari Foundation. The Calipari Foundation makes financial contributions to local and regional nonprofit partners.
Doors to Rupp Arena will open at 6pm.