A closed event will honor the life of John Schlarman.
According to a press release sent out by the University of Kentucky, the school will host a celebration at Kroger Field on Monday afternoon in order to properly send off Schlarman, who lost his battle against cancer this past Thursday at the age of 45. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the public is asked not to attend, but they will be able to watch through a virtual setting.
The celebration is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
Members of the current roster and coaching staff along with past and present Kentucky Athletics staff, UK football alumni, former coaches, and family friends of the Schlarmans have been invited to the event. If you don’t meet the criteria, you can still view the live stream on the UK Football Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Due to COVID-19 protocols and attendance limitation issues, members of the general public are respectfully asked not to attend.
A live video broadcast for those who can't attend will be streamed on @ukfootball Twitter and the official Kentucky Football Facebook page.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) November 15, 2020
Schlarman battled cancer since August of 2018, fighting for over two years while working full-time as a Kentucky Football assistant coach. The last time he took the field with the Wildcats, he witnessed Kentucky deflate the Tennessee Volunteers down in Knoxville for the first time since 1984, earning the game ball in the process.
It’s been a brutal few days for the Big Blue Nation and the Schlarman family, in particular, so it only feels right that they can celebrate his life on the gridiron.