NKU and Transylvania will play an exhibition basketball game to support flood relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky

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The University of Northern Kentucky and Transylvania men’s basketball programs will team up for a charity exhibition game to raise money for the United States Regional Health Care Foundation Flood Relief Fund. Appalachia to benefit those affected by the life-altering floods in the Eastern Kentucky region.

The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Clive M. Beck Center in downtown Lexington.

The exhibition contest will also include a homecoming for NKU student-athlete Marques Warrick, who attended Henry Clay High School in Lexington and is the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,909 points, as well as the head coach Darrin Horn, who stood out at Tates. Creek High School as Pioneer Hall of Famer Nolan Barger.

“We are thrilled and thrilled to be able to bring our two Kentucky institutions together for such a great cause to help Kentucky residents who have been impacted by flooding,” said NKU Athletics Vice President and Director Christina Roybal. . “We would like to thank the leaders of Transylvania, both on campus and in athletics, for their partnership in helping us organize this fundraiser. It will be a truly special night in downtown Lexington as the Norse and Pioneers come together both on the field and as a Kentucky community.

“I’m so proud that our program is partnering with head coach Brian Lane and Transylvania University to play a game that gives back to other Kentuckians in need,” said. “Plus, we can bring Marques Warrick home for a game and give NKU alumni in Lexington a chance to see our program play.”

In addition to the proceeds from ticket sales, the contest will also include a drive for winter clothing and coats. New winter clothes and lightly used winter coats and cash donations will be collected at the game for the FRW foundation to distribute to those in need.

“In the days following the catastrophic flooding, the support for our ARH family and our Eastern Kentucky communities has been phenomenal thanks to the outpouring of donations locally and from across the country,” said Hollie Phillips, President and CEO of ARH. “Our Eastern Kentucky communities and families affected by this flooding will not recover from this devastation anytime soon and will continue to have many unique needs as winter approaches. We are grateful that so many people still want to help, such as our partners Transylvania University and the University of Northern Kentucky. This continued support will allow our ARH Foundation and Flood Relief Fund to remain a reliable source of assistance for our communities during this healing and rebuilding process.

NKU fans and supporters will be able to purchase their tickets at the door, with prices ranging from $8 for adults and $5 for students (ages 5-17). Admission for children four and under is free.

Fans can also help the cause by donating to the ARH Foundation’s Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.

The ARH Foundation Flood Relief Fund benefits communities in Eastern Kentucky that have been devastated by catastrophic flooding. Residents are still in desperate need of supplies such as generators, transportation, food, water, and access to healthcare and medicine.

The Lexington ARH office is a self-service donation drop-off location for supplies for flood relief in Eastern Kentucky. When dropping off items at their building, located at 2260 Executive Drive in Lexington, please use one of the designated drop-off bins for donations. 100% of donations go to Eastern Kentucky flood relief.

For more information, please visit arh.org/floods or call 859-226-2440.

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