University of Kentucky


Big Blue Salute to Dickie V

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012
4 - 6 p.m.
275 Baker St.
Atlanta, GA 30313

Online registration for this event is now closed. Tickets will be sold at the door while space permits. Individual contributions to the V Foundation can still be made by selecting the blue registration button below.

Rival schools that both wear blue have joined together for a Big Blue Salute! Kentucky’s Jeff Sheppard, Duke’s Christian Laettner and ESPN’s Dick Vitale have teamed up for a unique event in Atlanta where Kentucky and Duke will meet as part of the State Farm Champions Classic game. Alumni and fans will have a chance to show their spirit and meet Sheppard, Laettner and Vitale at Ventanas, a dramatic 14th floor rooftop ball room featuring floor to ceiling windows that transform beautiful downtown Atlanta into the backdrop of an unforgettable event.  Sheppard and Laettner will honor Dick Vitale, Hall of Famer and College basketball’s top analyst and ambassador by presenting a check on behalf of all Kentucky and Duke fans to the V Foundation for cancer research.  It’s going to be awesome baby!

Cost to attend is $30 per person and includes admission to the event and a T-shirt. To view the t-shirt design, please click here. A cash bar will be available. Space is limited so please make your reservation by selecting the blue registration button below. Please indicate your school affiliation and t-shirt size on your reservation. At the event, alumni and fans will also be able to have photos made with Laettner and Sheppard for an additional fee. In addition, both Sheppard and Laettner will have one of a kind autographed memorabilia available through the event’s silent auction.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the V Foundation. We hope to see you there!

Auction items include:

  • Autographed, framed print of Coach John Calipari
  • Basketball autographed by Coach John Calipari
  • Basketball autographed by Coach Rick Pitino
  • Autographed memorabilia from from Jeff Shepperd (including game uniform)
  • Autographed memorabilia from Coach Mike Krzyzewski
  • Autographed memorabilia from Christian Laettner
  • Memorabilia from the Duke men's basketball team

Can't make it to the event but still want to participate in the auction? Click here to view auction items and to submit your bid!

Special thanks to the Greater Atlanta UK Alumni Club for sponsoring this event.