Tickets available for UK-Transy tip-off dinner

Coaches and players from both Kentucky and Transylvania will attend a tip-off dinner on Oct. 30 at Keeneland Entertainment Center in advance of the exhibition game on Nov. 2.

Tickets are available for the event, billed as “Dinner with the Pioneers and Wildcats.” The teams will then meet on the court for the first time in 100 years on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Rupp Arena in an exhibition game.

Individual seats for the dinner are $150 but tables can also be purchased for prices ranging from $1,200 for seating for 10 to $15,000 for a table that includes the head coaches. All proceeds from the event will go to the Transylvania athletics department.

Contact the Transylania Alumni Office at 233-8275 about reserving a table or buying an individual ticket. A live auction and other events will also be held in conjunction with the event. Check-in and a cash bar begin at 5:45 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting with Transy is the first of two exhibition games for John Calipari’s team. UK will follow with Morehouse on Nov. 7 and open the regular season at home against Marist on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.