Some local emergency service personnel will have the chance to shoot hoops with some former University of Kentucky Wildcats during a local fundraising competition.
Rep. Bam Carney and Mayor Mark Harris will coach the two teams during the second annual emergency services game, which raises funds for Adair Search and Rescue.
This year local emergency service players will play along with some former players from various years of the UK squads. Some of the former UK players that will be in attendance will be Jeff Sheppard (93’-98’), Cameron Mills (94’-98’), Perry Stevenson (06’-10’), Brandon Stockton (02’-06’), Twany Beckham (10’-13’) and Ravi Moss (02’-06’).
The Emergency Services squad will consist of the following: Sheriff Harrison Moss; Dennis Loy, Terry Flatt, Chris Bragg and Brandon Minton (Adair County Fire Department); Tracy McCarol (Columbia Police Department and Breeding Fire Department); Johnny Dial, Jamie Cole, and Jordan Dean (Columbia Police Department); Glenn Martin, Brandon Willis and Roger Thurman (Adair County Search and Rescue); Brock Scholl (911 Dispatch); Tommy Dixson (Knifley Fire Department); Jason Upchurch (Adair County EMS); many others may be added up until the event.
Other UK alumni that could possibly be added later include Antoine Walker (94-96’), Randolph Morris (04-07’), Rex Chapman (86’-88’), Kenny “Sky” Walker (82’-86’) and more.
The game will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 starting at 7 p.m. at the Adair County Middle School and doors will open beginning at 5:30 pm.
There will be some fan participation throughout the evening, including a contest with a UK player for a $50 prize, which is sponsored by the Community Voice.
The first 2,500 people to enter the doors will also get a commemorative 18 x 24 poster. There will be door prizes awarded during the event, including items from Sonic, Pizza Hut, Walmart, and the Kentucky Headhunters. UK players will also have an autograph session after the game and UK memorabilia will be available for purchase.
Tickets for the event will be sold in advance and are now available at Sports Biz Printing, the Adair County Judge Executive’s office, and 93.5 WAIN Radio. Advanced tickets will be $8 and will increase to $10 the day of the event.