The K Fund thanks you for your support of UK Athletics. Please click this link for a video message from our student-athletes.
Kentucky baseball, competing at the highest level in the SEC, is now seeking the facilities to continue to compete with the best. UK Athletics is in the early planning stages for a new baseball facility off Alumni Drive adjacent to the newly renovated Softball / Soccer complex. The projected required funding for this facility is approximately $32 million.
Private support through the K Fund is vital to all future projects with UK Athletics. Pledge your support today. Invest In Blue!
Updates on how you can get involved will be made available as this process moves forward.
Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, UK Athletics operates as one of the only self-sufficient departments in the nation. Each day, we work to prove ourselves worthy of that support.
This year, we are proud of our efforts. We are on pace for the best Directors’ Cup finish in school history – we rank 20th after the conclusion of the winter sports season – and our student-athletes have excelled in the classroom and the community as well.
But at the annual CATSPY Awards in April, Mitch Barnhart challenged everyone involved with UK Athletics to do more. He challenged student-athletes, coaches and staff to become the nation’s best overall athletic department.
It is with that in mind that the K Fund introduces the “Big Blue Initiative.”
From May 1 through June 30, the program – which is entirely philanthropic – will offer the opportunity to impact the lives of our student-athletes and Invest In Blue once more. Each dollar will go into our annual fund, which ensures the success of the student-athletes, providing everything from scholarships to athletic equipment to books to meals. We will be sending more information about the Big Blue Initiative to current donors in the coming days and weeks.
To join, donors need only increase their annual giving by 15 percent. If you gave $100 in 2012-13, we are asking that you give an additional $15 before June 30. If you gave $1,000 in 2012-13, that means an additional $150.
Beyond helping UK push toward our athletics director’s bold vision, participants will receive the added benefit of a tax deduction and five bonus K Fund points on top of the regular three points per $100 donation.
To become the country’s top athletic department, it will take tireless effort and determination on the part of our coaches, but it won’t be possible at all without your support. Please consider taking this important step with us.
If you have any questions about the Big Blue Initiative, feel free to contact the K Fund at 859-257-6300.
Why should you Invest In Blue?
To invest, one puts to use their money by purchase or expenditure in something offering potential return. The return on your investment with the K Fund is the understanding that you will be providing the resources necessary to ensure your student-athletes have the opportunity to earn a first-class education and compete for championships. As a member of the Big Blue Nation, you are vested in every outcome of your University of Kentucky Wildcats!
With the unveiling of our new website, KFundonline.com, our vision is to allow our vested members access to timely updated information and insight as to why their investment is vital to UK Athletics while also providing a connection to our department. We continue to strive every day to improve our communication and customer-service platforms and we believe the information within this website will provide added confidence to all of those who Invest In Blue.
We hope you will take the time to browse through KFundonline.com to learn more about how you can make an impact. The future for UK Athletics is bright because of your support, and we hope you will continue to Invest In Blue!