THIS IS KENTUCKY
KENTUCKY HEAD COACHES
JERRY CLAIBORNE Football
KATHY DeBOER Volleyball
JOHN DINNEEN Women's Tennis
DENNIS EMERY Men's Tennis
BETTIE LOU EVANS Women's Golf
SHARON FANNING Women's Basketball
LEAH LITTLE Gymnastics
KEITH MADISON Baseball
SGT. HARRY MULLINS Rifle
WYNN PAUL Swimming
TOM SIMPSON Men's Golf
DON WEBER Track
THE BLUE AND WHITE FUND
Originated in 1973 by former Athletics Director Cliff Hagan, the Blue and White Fund's main purpose is to provide financial assistance to the UK athletics program.
Today, producing and maintaining a quality athletics program is a never-ending process. And for that reason, the University of Kentucky Athletics Association is renewing its efforts to raise the funds necessary to be competitive on the national level in every sport.
The major purpose of the Blue and White Fund is to provide scholarships for UK's student-athletes. Last year, 315 student-athletes received grants-in-aid from the University of Kentucky
which allowed them to continue their education.
The Fund also helps underwrite costs associated with the nationally-recognized Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS) located in Memorial Coliseum. In addition, the Fund provides dollars necessary to upgrade the entire athletic physical plant and to plan for the future projects.
Some of the future projects for which the Blue and White Fund would assist include expansion of Commonwealth Stadium from 57,800 to 72,000, the construction of an indoor football practice facility, and the construction of an athletics administration building.
Last year, more than S2.2 million was raised through the Blue and White, up from 3800,000 two years before. Under the direction of Associate Athletics Director Gene DeFilippo, the goal next year will double as UKAA becomes more aggresive in its fundraising efforts.
Membership in the Blue and White Fund is open to anyone interested in helping the University of Kentucky student-athletes who participate in one or more of the 19 sports for which UK fields a team.
For more information on the Blue and White Fund, contact Gene DeFilippo at (606) 257-5611.