UK hosting Morehead State to Raise Funds for Disaster Relief

10/19/2017 10:51 AM

The Kentucky basketball team will host the Morehead State Eagles in the “Kentucky Cares Classic,” an exhibition that will raise funds for those affected by the hurricanes in Florida and Puerto Rico and wildfires in California.

The game will take place in Rupp Arena on October 30 at 7 p.m. It won’t be televised, but will be broadcast on the radio on the UK Sports Network and its affiliates.

“People around our country are facing some trying and tragic circumstances,” Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said in a statement from UK Athletics. “I am thankful for the leadership of John Calipari and our men’s basketball program and the partnership of Morehead State in putting this game together to make a small but important impact. I look forward to seeing the members of the Big Blue Nation unite behind their Wildcats, as they always do.”

Morehead State is coached by former Kentucky staff member Preston Spradlin, who is entering his first full season as head coach of the Eagles.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Fans can purchase them online at and by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. They can also be purchased at the Rupp Arena Box Office.

Here are ticket prices:
· Lower premium – $100
· Lower sideline – $50
· Lower corner/end – $30
· 200-Level sideline (first 12 rows) – $20
· 200-Level standard – $10

Here’s what John Calipari has to say about the exhibition:

Clayton Abernathy

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