Pep Rally to be held in Louisville prior to Kentucky’s game in Fredom Hall

Kentucky Wildcats - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.comThe UK Alumni Club of Greater will host a Pep Rally on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Expo Center’s North Wing Lobby. The event will be held immediately prior to the UK vs. basketball game, which tips off at 7:00p.m. at Freedom Hall.


The Pep Rally will include the UK Cheerleaders and Pep Band, giveaways, free face painting, games, music, videos, cash bar, food and more. Admission is free for UK Alumni Association with a valid membership card and children under 12. Admission is only $5 for non-members.


“Our local UK Alumni Club is pleased to host this Pep Rally for Big Blue fans,” said event director Steve Rush. “This event is geared toward UK of all ages, and we always have a big turnout, so we’re encouraging everyone to come early and enjoy the festivities.”


Approximately 1,000 are expected for the event.


The Pep Rally is sponsored by Fan Outfitters.


For more information, contact Ali Shaw at (502) 262-8580 or or Steve Rush at (502) 819-7874 or

About the UK Alumni Association

With approximately 30,000 University of Alumni living in the Greater area, the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Association is one of the largest clubs in the country.

The UK Alumni Association fosters lifelong engagement among alumni, friends and the association and supports the mission and goals of the university. The Association traces its history to 1889, when Joseph H. “Little Joe” Kastle, a graduate of UK and a nationally-known chemist, returned to his alma mater as professor of chemistry. He persuaded a few of his fellow faculty members/UK graduates to establish an alumni club, organizing the first group of alumni with the purpose of joining together in support of the university in association together. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit