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.