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Saturday is Heroes’ Day at Kroger Field


We’re only four days away from Kentucky’s third game of the season and its second in Lexington, so now seems like a good time to remind fans that it is the program’s annual Heroes’ Day.

Kentucky football will proudly honor all active and reserve members of the armed forces along with police, firefighters and first responders. Members of these groups may receive two complimentary tickets to the game by presenting a valid service ID, while supplies last.

Tickets are now available at the Joe Craft Center ticket office and throughout the week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Tickets can also be picked up on game day beginning at 8 a.m. at the Kroger Field ticket office, located between gates 9 and 10.

Along with complimentary tickets for heroes, UK has specially priced tickets for $31 to benefit Homes For Our Troops. Fans can order tickets directly through a special website, UKathletics.com/HeroesDay, and $5 of every $31 ticket sold through the site will go directly to HFOT.

Read more on HFOT:

HFOT builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis and/or severe traumatic brain injury. These homes restore some of the freedom and independence veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to program services for veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.

HFOT is currently the sole beneficiary of the Swings for Soldiers Classic, the golf event founded by UK football great and NFL tight end Jacob Tamme.

Kickoff is set for noon o’clock.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

3 responses to “Saturday is Heroes’ Day at Kroger Field”

  1. BBNDan7

    I don’t care if this is at noon, against a FCS team. After Saturday this game better be packed.

  2. Ridge Runner

    Great cause UK does here.

  3. shelby

    I hate that retired military are so often left out of this stuff. A kid straight outta boot camp gets in free while a vet that served 20+ yrs does not.