Men's Soccer vs. No. 9 Louisville Designated an
Sept. 21, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky men's soccer team's home-match with No. 9 Louisville on Tuesday, Sept. 23 has been designated an "Abe Out," with multiple President Abraham Lincoln-themed promotions planned.
The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex on the UK campus.
Admission to the game for all fans will be one penny each, with no change given. Proceeds from each penny ticket sold will go to the Mary Todd Lincoln House.
Additionally the first 500 UK fans in attendance will receive a free UK men's soccer shirt that also includes Lincoln's likeness.
Fans are also encouraged to attend the match dressed in mid-19th century attire (top hats, bow ties and puffy shirts encouraged).
The promotional campaign is built on the premise that the Wildcats were Lincoln's team, as the 16th President of the United States was born in Kentucky.
Tuesday's match will pit the 4-2-1 Wildcats - unbeaten in their last four games, a run that included a win at then-top-ranked Notre Dame - against in-state rival No. 9 Louisville (3-1-1), winner of two-straight.
The Mary Todd Lincoln House is owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is maintained and operated by the Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation, Inc.
The purpose and major activity of the Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation, Inc., shall be to recognize and assist in rescue, renovation and preservation efforts for historic structures and sites throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to provide educational opportunities for the membership and the general public on preservation and Kentucky history, and to provide management, maintenance and support for the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Kentucky. (Source: MTLhouse.org)