|Oct. 3, 2001
(Lexington, Ky.) --
University of Kentucky students and alumni will be Kickin It in the CATribbean
during this years Homecoming 2001 celebration.
Week, Oct. 7-13, will feature several new events, including the CATribbean Cookout and
Beach Volleyball Tournament, as well as the traditional pep rally and parade.
events for the week are:
Oct. 11 -- Beach Volleyball Tournament
volleyball tournament will begin at 4 p.m. at Haggin Field. There will be a hotdog roast
and refreshments. A trophy will be awarded to the winning team
Oct. 11 -- Concert
rock band Bad Haggis, most famous for bagpiper Eric Rigler who is widely considered the
best piper in the world, and perennial college rock favorite the Pat McGee Band will give
a free concert at 7 p.m. on Stohl Field, In celebration of Homecoming, Rigler will give a
special rendition of the UK fight song!
Oct. 12 -- Parade and Pep Rally
Alumni Association will host a Parade Watch Patio Party at 6:30 p.m. at the King Alumni
House, at the corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue. The entire family is invited with
free food and refreshments available.
annual Homecoming Parade begins at 7 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium and ends at the Pep
Rally in Stoll Field beside the Student Center.
Oct. 13 -- The Game
Alumni Association will host the Pre-Game Alumni Tent Party, next to the E.S. Good Barn
near Commonwealth Stadium, beginning two hours before kickoff of the game. Reservations
are recommended for the meal, which costs $10 per person. Call Melanie Medley at 257-7161.
week culminates as the UK Wildcats play the Louisiana State University Tigers Saturday
Kids Go CATribbean
involve the local community more in Homecoming Week, the fifth-grade classes from several
Lexington elementary schools have been invited to create a banner to be displayed on
campus during the week. The banners will promote UK school spirit and use this year's
theme "Kickin' it in the CATribbean." The winning fifth-grade class will be
invited to walk in UK's Homecoming Parade.
the Town Blue
event is UK's newest tradition. Last year, student organizations partnered with local
businesses and painted the windows along Limestone Street and Euclid Avenue to showcase
school spirit and liven the local atmosphere during Homecoming Week. Paint the Town Blue
was considered a success last year and is expected to be so this year as it expands to
include several buildings on campus.
Homecoming is presented annually by
the UK Student Activities Board.