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Mitchell hosting John Maxwell event at UK

Coach Matthew Mitchell and his family foundation are hosting an event at Memorial Coliseum and it doesn’t include a basketball.

On Feb. 22, the Mitchell Family Foundation is teaming up with author and leadership expert John C. Maxwell for a guest lecture. Tickets for the event, which starts at 7 p.m. and discusses character and leadership, are $15. Students can get into the lecture free with a student ID.

Mitchell has become a big proponent of Maxwell and his leadership principles in recent years, hosting a similar sell-out event in 2014.

“Once I began engaging Maxwell’s material and lessons into my own professional life, the trajectory of the University of Kentucky women’s basketball program truly sky-rocketed,” he said in a release from his foundation. “We look forward to sharing this priceless material and opportunity with the entire community.”

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