Bill Keightley is one of the most beloved figures in Kentucky Basketball history and now, you can own his favorite chair.
Keightley’s daughter Karen donated Mr. Wildcat’s Kentucky-themed recliner to A Taste of Grace’s annual fundraiser in Lexington. This year’s auction takes place tomorrow, August 17, at 7 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington and benefits Baby’s Health Services.
The opening bid at the live auction will start at the highest online bid (minimum $500). If no one bids higher at the live auction, the highest online bid will win. Tickets are available for $50 each through A Taste of Grace’s Facebook page, Cork and Barrel on Nicholasville Road, and the office at Faith Lutheran Church at 1000 Tates Creek Road.
The recliner is made by Niagara and features massage, heat, and a vintage Wildcat logo. I hear it even whispers Mr. Keightley’s thoughts on the current Cats in your ear while you watch the game. Come with your wallet open, because Drew Franklin’s already got his eye on it for our new offices above KSBar and Grille.