Calipari has big goals for UK Alumni Charity Game

jtipton@herald-leader.comSeptember 5, 2013 

Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari.

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  • Monday

    At Rupp Arena

    5:15 p.m. — Calipari fantasy campers vs. UK alumni

    7 p.m. — UK Alumni Charity Game

Only a few hundred upper-level tickets remain available for the University of Kentucky's alumni charity basketball doubleheader on Monday night, the Rupp Arena ticket office said Thursday.

In the first game, a group of former UK players will play a team from Coach John Calipari's Fantasy Camp, which will be held this weekend. Former Cats in that game are Ramon Harris, Mark Krebs, Randolph Morris, Jared Prickett, Andre Riddick, Perry Stevenson and Kenny Walker.

The second game will feature former UK players, possibly from the 2009-10 and 2011-12 teams. The school is not allowed to say which pros are playing in the game because of NBA rules.

Prices for available tickets range from $6 to $55. Tickets are available at the Rupp Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Rupp Arena doors open at 5 p.m. on Monday.

Proceeds benefit a number of charities including 4 Paws for Ability, City House, EverFi, Hope For The Warriors, Hope House, Kentucky Army National Guard, Louisville Zoo, Red Cross for the Bluegrass, Samaritan's Feet, Save the Children, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Streets Ministries, Team Focus, UK Healthcare and the Urban League.

Calipari said that the Alumni Game effort is expected to generate as much as $800,000 for the charities.


Monday

At Rupp Arena

5:15 p.m. — Calipari fantasy campers vs. UK alumni

7 p.m. — UK Alumni Charity Game

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