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The Ohio UK Convention to be held for 28th year this Saturday

Matthew Bradford, an Iraq war veteran and UK sports fan, will speak at the 2017 Ohio UK Convention on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Franklin, Ohio.
Matthew Bradford, an Iraq war veteran and UK sports fan, will speak at the 2017 Ohio UK Convention on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Franklin, Ohio. Herald-Leader

The 28th annual Ohio UK Convention for University of Kentucky sports fans will be held this Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Eastview Baptist Church in Franklin, Ohio.

A native of Elliott County, Jim Porter is serving in his 28th year as director of the event, which is held the third week of July and he reports averages between 130 and 135 attendees.

This year’s scheduled guest speakers include:

Corporal Matthew Bradford: Recent UK graduate and veteran of the Iraq war. Matt has become known as ardent Kentucky fan and was featured in this Herald-Leader story.

Tina Cox: Writer for the Cameron Mills Radio Show.

Alex Forkner: Staff writer for the Cats’ Pause will talk UK basketball and football recruiting.

Freddie Maggard: Former Kentucky quarterback and team captain who earned All-SEC Academic Team honors in 1989, 1990 and 1991. Maggard now works as a writer for Kentucky Sports Radio, is host of WYMT’s Chalk Talk, is a UK Radio Network analyst and serves as Monday Morning Quarterback analyst for the Leach Report.

Jennifer Maggard: Chief Warrant Officer who will tak on the topic of “Success.”

Cameron Mills: -Speaker at the 1999 Ohio UK Convention, Cameron is best known for his basket that put UK ahead of Duke for good in the regional final win over the Blue Devils on the way to Kentucky’s 1998 NCAA Championship.

Terry Mills: In a convention first, Cameron will make a duo presentation with his father, Terry, himself a former UK basketball player from 1966 through 1971. Terry was a starting guard on 1969-70 team that went 26-2.

Randy Mulder: Father of recent UK graduate and basketball player, Mychal Mulder. Randy Mulder is from Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada will give us a parent’s perspective on Kentucky basketball.

Registration for the event is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday. Lunch and Fellowship from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration costs $25.

You can find more information at http://www.ukconvention.com/.

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