Jack Demsey’s during the Final Four
KSR and UK Alumni groups across the country are teaming up to raise money for DanceBlue while getting together to watch the Cayts. Thousands of dollars have already been raised in Houston, Dallas, Northern Kentucky, and Birmingham, and more game-watch parties are scheduled in Indianapolis, Charlotte, Louisville, Lexington, Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington D.C.
This coming Saturday, New York and Austin will hold their fundraisers for the Auburn game.
A few details…
New York City:
The rowdy New York alumni group will be watching the game at Jack Demsey’s, my favorite place in the entire world. Vinnie, Erin, Heather and the gang will be partying all day long, as they always do for Kentucky games. There will be raffle prizes and giveaways and a portion of Jack Demsey’s sales will go to DanceBlue. Donations will also be accepted.
If you live in or around the city, I encourage you to watch the game at Demsey’s and contribute to the great cause. Jack Demsey’s is a very short walk from the Empire State Building at 36 W 33rd Street. Tell everyone I said hello. I’d give anything to be there with you.
** The fundraiser could be postponed if New York gets a foot of snow.
If you’re in the Austin, Texas area, head over to Third Base Sports Bar downtown to hang out with fellow members of Big Blue Nation before, during and after the game. The Central Texas UK alumni group will be cheering on the Wildcats while raising money for DanceBlue, and they’d love to have you join them.
I’ve never been to Third Base, the sports bar, but the BBQ salmon and stuffed tots sound amazing.
DanceBlue is a student-run philanthropy at the University of Kentucky. It is a year-long fundraising effort involving thousands of UK students, which culminates in a 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon on UK’s campus. All of the money raised by DanceBlue goes to the Golden Matrix Fund. DanceBlue has been active for over seven years, raising more than 3 million dollars for the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Clinic and Markey Cancer Center. Every year, over 120 campus organizations and 700 dancers help raise money to support all the DanceBlue families.