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UK replacing the Alumni Game with a Celebrity Softball Game this year

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John Calipari’s Fantasy Camp is coming up at the end of the month, and this year, construction at Rupp Arena won’t allow for the annual Alumni Game, so event organizers are trying something a little different. On Sunday, August 28, Calipari will host the inaugural Coach Cal Celebrity Softball Classic at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and a celebrity home run derby will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by the game at 6 p.m.

Several former Cats and celebrities will be on hand for the event, including…

  • Karl Towns (Event Captain)
  • Nerlens Noel
  • Alex Poythress
  • Kyle Macy
  • Tim Couch
  • UK Baseball head coach Nick Mingione
  • UK Softball assistant coach Molly Johnson
  • NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter
  • Josh Hopkins
  • Steve Zahn
  • Kaylee Hartung
  • Keith Bogans
  • Austin Kearns
  • Keenan Burton
  • Dale Brown
  • Rex Chapman
  • Randolph Morris
  • Jared Lorenzen
  • Matt Jones
  • Ryan Lemond
  • Jared Carter

Here’s the event poster:

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Tickets are on sale now and include three different seating options. General admission tickets to Whitaker Bank Ballpark are $8, premium seating is $20 and the Coach Cal VIP Experience Ticket Package is $100. The VIP Experience will include seats behind home plate in the Diamond Club/Super Club and an invitation to a pregame “Cats Conversations,” a chalk talk forum with a question and answer opportunity hosted by Coach Cal and Towns. This exclusive opportunity is limited to 200 tickets.

For more ticket information please go to CoachCalSoftballClassic.com.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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6 Comments for UK replacing the Alumni Game with a Celebrity Softball Game this year



  1. Bobbum Man
    1:59 pm August 16, 2016 Permalink

    Quite an interesting group. Chris carter? Randolph Morris, Steve Zahn, Jared carter. Just seems like an odd group lol. I’m sure it’ll be fun either way



  2. Sir Brandon
    2:14 pm August 16, 2016 Permalink

    Prepareth for the Matthew / Kaylee jokes.



  3. Matty_Cam
    2:15 pm August 16, 2016 Permalink

    Jared Carter – UK Legend.



  4. ChicagoCat
    2:26 pm August 16, 2016 Permalink

    When I got to “Jared Carter – UK Legend” I had to double-check that this was not a Tomlin post.