Athletic Department

UK Athletics Policy for Autographed Ball Requests

 

UK Athletics head coaches are pleased to sign autographs for the Big Blue Nation. However, due to several factors including NCAA legislation and compliance issues, the increased unauthorized use and sale of autographed items, and the volume of requests, the athletic department has followed the suit of many universities across the country and instituted guidelines for obtaining autographs to be used for charitable organizations and fundraisers. UK Athletics is unable to provide student-athlete signatures, therefore, this process is for obtaining head coach's signatures only.

Items which have been pre-purchased may NOT be mailed in, or dropped off, for autographing or signature within UK Athletics. Requests will not be accepted by individual coaches' offices, Marketing Department, Media Relations, or Ticket Office as all requests must be made via the formal process listed on this webpage.

Autograph balls are sold at $50 per ball (limited to one ball per sport for each household/organization request per fiscal year) on a first-come-first-serve basis. The cost of the item(s) includes a ball provided and signed by UK and covers the cost of shipping via UPS.

Currently, we are SOLD OUT of autograph basketballs and are not accepting requests or applications at this time. Please continue to monitor this webpage for future updates.

For autograph footballs signed by our head coach, please send a written request to: UK Autograph Football, 338 Lexington Ave., Lexington, KY 4006; or send an email to ukdonationrequest@uky.edu . Once your request is received and is deemed to be in compliance with NCAA guidelines an applicaiton will be forwarded to you should we be able to fulfill your request. The cost for autograph football is $50. *The football autograph process is currently suspended and will not be accepting request at this time.*

You may email your donation/autograph request to ukdonationrequest@uky.edu . Please note: all charitable requests are for a good cause and UK Athletics is not in the position to determine one cause greater than another.  Because items from UK Athletics are in such high demand, and the numerous requests we receive each year for donations/autographs, we are unable to accomodate every request. 

If you wish to receive an autograph picture by our men's basketball head coach or our head football coach please send your request in writing indicating who the photo is going to/or will benefit (i.e. name, age, and what grade of school, etc.) with an 8.5 x 11 prepaid self-addressed envelope to:

UK Men's Basketball Autograph Picture (or) UK Football Autograph Picture

Joe Craft Center

338 Lexington Ave.

Lexington, KY 40506

If you wish to request items from women's basketball, please contact (859) 257-6046.

If you wish to request tickets for your charitable event, on some occasions there is limited availability to accomodate requests.  To request tickets to be donated to your event you must submit your request on official letterhead of the organization.  Please include in the letter the date of the event and who will benefit (i.e. group/person name, age, what grade of school, etc.) to the following address:

Ticket Donations

UK Athletics Ticket Office

Joe Craft Center

338 Lexington Ave.

Lexington, KY 40506

Thank you for support in UK Athletics, GO CATS!

All autograph/charitable requests submitted are NOT guaranteed to be fulfilled.

All forms and applications are in an Adobe PDF document.  To view Adobe PDF documents you need to have the Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer.  Click here if you nee to download and install Adobe PDF Reader.