By Susan Lax
UK athletes will be available to sign autographs and
kids of all ages can have their picture made with
Scratch, the official mascot of UK women’s basketball.
The University of Kentucky's Memorial Coliseum will
be action packed on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., when
Women Basketball Wildcats play host to South Carolina
and participates in the sixth annual Take A Kid To
The Game program sponsored by Regal
By Buick and the NCAA.
The nationwide grassroots program is designed to encourage
adults to take kids to a NCAA women’s basketball athletic
event and experience game-day at an affordable price.
TAKG, which promotes the women’s game to the youth
of America, allows kids under the age of 18 to be
admitted free when accompanied by an adult. UK employees
with valid faculty/staff identification will be also
be admitted free. All other adults are $5.
In addition to free admission, all kids can take place
in interactive activities on the upper concourse in
Memorial Coliseum starting at 1 p.m. Various UK athletes
will be available to sign autographs and kids of all
ages can have their picture made with Scratch, the
official mascot of UK women’s basketball.
“The women’s basketball game is so exciting and competitive
at Kentucky and we invite everyone to come out and
take advantage of the ‘Take A Kid To The Game’ day
on Sunday,” UK Coach Bernadette Mattox said.