UK Gymnastics Team to Hold Halloween Costume Drive

Oct. 3, 2014

Costume Drive Kicks Off 'BBN First: Wildcats Give Back'

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky gymnastics team will hold a Halloween costume drive at several UK events to collect costumes for underprivileged children in the Lexington area, as part of Kentucky Athletics' `Wildcats Give Back' initiative.

The team will collect the costumes at the UK vs. ULM football game on Oct. 11 from 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium at the Guest Services Desks outside gates 1 and 9. The team will also collect costumes in the hour before the UK women's soccer match vs. South Carolina on Oct. 10 at the Bell Soccer Complex and the volleyball team's contest vs. LSU on Oct. 19 at Memorial Coliseum. Costumes can also be donated at the Joe Craft Center at the Welcome Center in the main lobby from Oct. 13-17 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

"We are excited to be taking on this initiative and helping the community in a unique way," UK head coach Tim Garrison said. "We value supporting the community through outreach that raises awareness and has a direct and positive impact on children's lives."

The costume drive, one of several community service projects for the UK gymnastics team this fall, is the first event of the UK Athletics Department's "BBN First: Wildcats Give Back" initiative.

In conjunction with BBN First, launched last spring, the "Wildcats Give Back" program is an effort to pull together the Wildcats' countless hours of community service and dedication to the community and Commonwealth.

For additional information on the gymnastics team's Halloween costume drive, contact Charlie Healy in the UK Athletics Media Relations Office.

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