UK basketball coaches Tubby Smith and Mickie DeMoss, football coach Rich Brooks, Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart and other UK coaches, student-athletes and staff will first visit the Hopkinsville Country Club Tuesday, May 10 in Hopkinsville, Ky. Lunch begins at noon CT, followed by a round of golf.
Before heading to Bowling Green Country Club Wednesday, May 11, the group will have breakfast with Army troops from the 2-398 of the 100th Division of the Army at the National Guard Armory in Hopkinsville. Breakfast is slated from 8:30 – 10 a.m. CT.
The troops are a small unit of Ft. Knox based out of Hopkinsville, Ky. The majority are Armor troops and their job titles range from Drill Sergeants to Tank Commanders. There will be approximately 90 soldiers attending the breakfast.
Media members are invited to cover the event however, due to government security, the media must remain in the back of the room and cannot show any of the soldiers faces. Media members may interview some of the soldiers and should coordinate through UK Media Relations.
The Legends Golf Course in Franklin, Tenn., on Thursday, May 12 will conclude this portion of the Caravan.
Tickets to attend each venue are sold out.
The caravan, in its third year, has visited Lexington's University Club so far this year. Each stop includes a visit to a local charity, a golf outing and a dinner. The 2005 Big Blue Caravan also will have stops in Union, Ky., on May 23; London, Ky., on May 24; and Louisville on June 6.