The Lexington Legends are teaming up with UK men’s basketball coach John Calipari (pictured) and The Calipari Foundation for a series of special nights at Whitaker Bank Ballpark during the 2017 baseball season.
“Coach Cal is not only a Hall of Fame basketball coach but an extremely generous and selfless philanthropist,” said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea. “We are honored to partner with The Calipari Foundation for a second straight year at the ballpark.”
Three unique bobbleheads depicting the coach will be given to the first 3,500 fans through the gates at Legends home games Saturday, May 27; Saturday, June 17; and Friday, August 11.
The Legends are offering a seven-game Coach Cal ticket plan that will include the three bobblehead nights and four other dates. The Coach Cal plan will be available for purchase only at the Legends Stache-a-Palooza fan event this Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Three options are available for the seven-game plan: $99 for box seats, $109 for field box, and $119 for club seats.
Those who purchase the seven-game plan are guaranteed to receive each of the three bobbleheads if they are in attendance on those three dates. In addition to the bobblehead nights, the Coach Cal plan will include the opening night game Thursday, April 13; Tuesday, July 4; Saturday, August 19 (when Legends players will wear a Calipari Foundation specialty jersey); and a doubleheader Wednesday, August 30, the final home date of the season.
Design of the bobbleheads will be completed and released soon.
The Legends, a Class A affiliate of the Royals and a member of the South Atlantic League, will play the first of 70 home games Thursday, April 13 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark against the West Virginia Power, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Photo by Jamie H. Vaught