The Ohio UK Convention 2018  

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2012 NCAA Basketball Chamionship trophy made an 
appearance at the 2012 UK Convention

The UK Convention is an annual get together of UK fans to celebrate the University of Kentucky basketball and other UK teams. It is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in July. Various guest speakers are featured who provide current information and/or historical perspectives of UK athletics.


         For the 2018 convention:

When: Saturday, July 21,  9:00am-3:30pm 

Where: Eastview Baptist Church,  4289 St Rt 122, Franklin, Ohio 45005

Take exit 32 off  I-75 and go east on St Rt 122 for about 2 miles. (View map below)

You may use the 'contact us' form to get more information or pre-register.

Registration 8:30 - 9:00 am 
Lunch and Fellowship 12:00 -1:30 pm

Registration costs $25

Guest Speakers for 2018:

Corporal Matt Bradford-If you haven't heard Matt's story, then come meet, greet and salute a recent UK graduate and American hero.

Jack Givens & James Lee-Each will make his 3rd appearance at our Ohio UK Convention as we celebrate  the 40th Anniversary of UK's 1978 NCAA Basketball Championship. Givens went for 41 points and Lee's dunk sealed UK's 94-88 victory over Duke.

Grover Sales-UK Basketball manager under Coach Adolph Rupp 1969-1972; Grover will share experiences and stories of our legendary coach.

Larry Vaught-A mainstay of our convention. Seven-time Kentucky Sports Writer of the Year; Editor of

Anthony White-University of Kentucky football player: 1996-1999; a top-ten career rushing leader.

Awards       Door Prizes       Fan participation      Items for sale    

The Silent Auction includes basketballs autographed by Coach Cal & Joe B. Hall and an autographed football by Mark Stoops!

Question? Call Jim Porter 937-746-8758 or use the 'contact us' link to email him.

Eastview Bapitst Church, Franklin, Oh 45005