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Kentucky Football Heroes’ Day set for September 15

Mark your calendars because Kentucky Football’s annual Heroes’ Day has been set for September 15, when the Cats will take on Murray State at Kroger Field at noon.

All active and reserve members of the armed forces along with police, firefighters and first responders will receive two complimentary tickets to the game by presenting a valid service ID, while supplies last. Tickets will be available at the Joe Craft Center ticket office beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11 and throughout game week from 9 a.m.-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.

UK is also offering specially priced tickets for the Murray State game that will benefit Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), which can be purchased online at UKathletics.com/HeroesDay. Five dollars of every $31 ticket sold through this site will go directly to HFOT, which builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 veterans, to enable them to rebuild 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.

Plans are still being made for Heroes’ Day, but rest assured; the football-field sized American flag for the national anthem will be back, along with recognition of personnel throughout the game, military VIPs in attendance, and a special halftime performance by the Wildcat Marching Band.

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5 Comments for Kentucky Football Heroes’ Day set for September 15



  1. ibescootch
    5:42 pm September 4, 2018 Permalink

    My dad and I did this last year, and it was also open to veterans. This year only lists active and reserve. Is this a typo, or are veterans still included?



  2. Luether
    5:46 pm September 4, 2018 Permalink

    My sources say that Democrats will try to politicize / disrespect / disrupt this event just like they do for most…



    • chardun20
      7:04 pm September 4, 2018 Permalink

      I’ve been to plenty of these events at UK Football games, everything will be fine. I think it’s just you hoping something happens so you can say I told you so.



  3. Jiminy Crickets
    7:15 pm September 4, 2018 Permalink

    Wonder if Nike will allow us to do this



    • chardun20
      8:51 pm September 4, 2018 Permalink

      Why don’t you burn all of your Nike gear that you already paid for.