Emergency personell and UK Legends will play basketball Friday night


Friday night many of your local emergency services members will get the opportunity to tip-off with  past University of Kentucky players in a benefit game for The Adair County Search and Rescue.

Local players such as Sheriff Harrison Moss and Adair County Fire Department members Dennis Loy, Terry Flatt, Chris Bragg and Brandon Minton are just a few who will be in action.

The benefit is for a good cause to support something local and all UK fans have another reason to come out and support some of their past favorites.

Some of the past UK players who will be in attendance include Jeff Sheppard, Cameron Mills, Perry Stevenson, Brandon Stockton, Twany Beckham, Ravi Moss, Kenny "Sky" Walker and Erik Daniels.

Many of these players have played on a National Championship team in 1996, 1998, or 2012.

Other players could also be in attendance the night of the event. UK memorabilia will be available for purchase as well as an autograph session by the players after the game.

Your local team members have been practicing for a few weeks in preparation of the big night and dedicating lots of time towards the event.

Terry Flatt, Adair County Fire Chief said “A rescue squad is needed and benefits all of the local emergency agencies. It will be a good night with lots of fun for all and bring all of the emergency services together for a good thing.” He went on to say, “We would like to see everyone come out and pack this place with a good crowd.”

Tony Grider, who is a member of the Adair County Fire Department, said that usually when all these guys get together it’s a tragic time. “This event promotes team work and interaction between us emergency agencies,” Grider said.

Tickets will still be available at a discounted price of $8 until noon on Friday but will go up to $10 the night of the event. The tickets are available at Sports Biz Printing, Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton’s office, and at WAIN radio station.

“We encourage everyone to come out, have a good time and support the Search and Rescue,” training officer and board director for Search and Rescue Shannon Rowe said. “We would also like to say thanks to all emergency personnel for helping to support this event,” he continued.

Get your family together and come out to support this event Friday night, Oct. 4 starting at 7 p.m. at the Adair County Middle School gymnasium.

All proceeds go to support your local Search and Rescue team.

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