Tuesday, August 16, 2016

John Calipari to Host Celebrity Softball Game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark

Kentucky head coach John Calipari will host a celebrity softball game on August 28 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

The game will feature several former UK players including Nerlens Noel, Kyle Macy, Karl-Anthony Towns, Alex Poythress, Tim Couch and more.

Here are more details from UK:

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Let’s play ball!

The Lexington Legends have partnered with John Calipari and the John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience for the inaugural Coach Cal Celebrity Softball Classic, which will take place Aug. 28 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with the celebrity softball home run derby at 5:30 p.m. First pitch for the celebrity softball game will be at 6 p.m.

The game will feature numerous Kentucky greats, including NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns, two-time Final Four participant Alex Poythress, 2013 NBA Draft No. 6 overall selection Nerlens Noel, 1978 national champion Kyle Macy and many more.

The UK basketball legends will play alongside and against celebrities which include NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, ABC’s Quantico star Josh Hopkins, ESPN’s Kaylee Hartung and former No. 1 overall selection and UK Athletics Hall of Famer Tim Couch.

Coach Cal’s Celebrity Softball Classic will feature additional surprise Wildcat greats and celebrities. A full list of confirmed celebrities is below. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Calipari Foundation.

Tickets to the event are available now at CoachCalSoftballClassic.com and will feature three tiers of opportunities for the Big Blue Nation.

General admission tickets are $8, while premium seating is $20. The Coach Cal VIP Experience tickets are priced at $100.

The VIP experience includes seats behind home plate in the Diamond Club/Super Club seats, unlimited food and beverages, an invitation to a pre-game “Cats Conversations,” a chalk-talk forum with a Q&A session hosted by Calipari and Towns. This exclusive opportunity is limited to 200 tickets.

The celebrity softball game will take the place of the annual UK Alumni Charity Basketball Game this season while Rupp Arena is under construction.

For the latest on the Kentucky men's basketball team, follow @KentuckyMBB on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and on the web at UKathletics.com.

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