Q: Why should I give to UK Athletics?
By investing in the K Fund you are providing support to more than 500 student-athletes, helping to ensure their academic and athletic success. The tradition and excellence of UK Athletics would not be possible without the suppport of K Fund members. The cumulative effect of each K Fund member is evident as over 90% of the K Fund memberships are between $100-$5,000 annual giving levels. With your gift, you are moving UK Athletics closer to its goal of remaining fiscally sound while providing student-athletes with the best possible experience. We hope you will Invest In Blue by joining the Big Blue Initiative. Submit your Pledge Form today.
Q: How do I join the K Fund?
Anyone can become a K Fund member by making a donation. You can join by contacting any staff member of the K Fund, submit a pledge form by mail or fax, or you may give online by logging into your My UK Account.
Q: Will my donation be tax deductible?
Donations to the K Fund are considered charitable gifts. Please consult with your tax advisor on the deductibility of your gift.
Q: Does the K Fund require a donation for season tickets?
Yes, all K Fund football and basketball seating requires an annual seat donation. This donation is 80% tax deductible.
Q: Are the donations for football and basketball seating the same?
No, football and basketball seating donations vary depending on seat location.
Q: How do I obtain new basketball season tickets?
Please contact us at (859) 257-6300 or by email at KFund@uky.edu for more information.
Q: Will there be an opportunity to improve my seats or purchase additional seats?
Reassignment of K Fund seats is evaluated on a year-by-year basis. This process begins at the end of each year’s renewal season. To make a request for a new seat location or additional seats, complete the section on the ticket renewal statement and return it with your renewal. Seats will be offered to K Fund members according to their priority point ranking in comparison to other donors requesting a change in season tickets.
Q: What is the K Fund Priority Point System?
The priority point system is utilized to ensure a fair and equitable allocation of seats for UK home events, and assigning tickets for away and post-season events as well as football season parking permits. The priority point system is designed to reward loyalty and total dollar contributions in support of UK Athletics. You can learn more about the priority point system by clicking here.
Q: Do I have to pay a donation every year to retain my seats?
Yes. All football and basketball seats in the K Fund areas require an annual seat donation each year to retain the same seats.
Q: What are the benefits of becoming a K Fund member?
Other than the greatest benefit of knowing you are helping a student-athlete with his or her education, there are other benefits to becoming a K Fund member. Please refer to the Benefits page for details.
Q: How do I get parking privileges for Football and Basketball?
Season parking passes for football continue to be sold out each year; therefore, all new, additional, and upgrade requests are placed on a wait list in order of priority rank. After renewal deadline, season parking passes which are not renewed are then allocated to those on the wait list via the priority point system. This applies to ALL football season parking permits. To be eligible for Rupp Arena basketball season parking pass, you must be a basketball season ticket holder and a K Fund member at the Champions annual giving level. Visit the parking permits page to learn more.
Q: What does the K Fund do with the money I donate?
Your donation goes towards student-athlete scholarships (tuition, room & board), academic support, career development, athletic facilities, coaches and administrative support. Your gift gives the opportunity for UK Athletics to provide the best possible student-athlete experience, academic success, and winning championships.
If you have more questions, please visit the contact us page to find out how to reach a member of the K-Fund Staff.