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Want to own Bill Keightley’s Wildcat recliner?

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.

[University of Kentucky (Mr. Wildcat) Recliner]

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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

13 Comments for Want to own Bill Keightley’s Wildcat recliner?



  1. gobble gobble
    1:05 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    That’s kinda creepy



    • TBW3011
      1:33 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

      Same thought. Wouldn’t want that. Love Mr Wildcat though



  2. gobble gobble
    1:07 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Think of all the times he squeezed a fart out on that thing



  3. BullittCoCat
    1:28 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Now that is a sweet ass chair



  4. KYFAN4LYFE
    1:52 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Loved Mr. Wildcat…but no thanks.



  5. 8generationsblue
    2:23 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    God bless the Keightley family but Mr. Keightley is much overrated in UK history.



  6. Papaw
    2:37 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Just had to get in a negative comment about the dead AND a Wildcat legion?



  7. Natureboy42
    2:46 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Papaw exactly right. He is a UK basketball icon. Was a rock and confidant for many players and great University representative thru good times and bad. RIP Mr Wildcat.



  8. WillT
    4:38 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Just bid on it. Hope I get it!



  9. Kat4Life
    5:23 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Miss him still

  10. Love that classic logo! I would love to have that chair.