Lexington, Ky. – Former UK and current NBA star Tayshaun Prince will be in Lexington on Thursday, Sept. 22, to headline a Kentucky Proud farm to table dinner to help raise funds for Kentucky Special Olympics.
The dinner will be held at Fasig-Tipton dining hall with the VIP cocktail reception beginning at 6:00 PM. The three-course dinner will be prepared by local celebrity chef Cole Arimes of Coles on Main (Lexington) and will feature farm product from across the Commonwealth. Only 100 tickets are available at $75 per ticket. Tickets include VIP meet and greet and photo with Prince and chances to win autographed Prince memorabilia and Kentucky Proud gift baskets. WKYT sports personality Dave Baker will emcee the dinner. Lexington event management company LexEffect is organizing the dinner, which is sponsored by Kentucky Proud, Kentucky One Health and Big Ass Fans.
Prince, a Compton, Calif., native, was the 2001 SEC Player of the Year. He won an NBA championship in 2004 with the Detroit Pistons and was a member the gold medal-winning 2008 USA Men’s Olympic basketball team. Prince will enter his 15th NBA season this fall and played last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
For tickets and more information, visit chewforacause.
Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation in competitive events is open to all individuals eight years of age or older. Training and competition in local, area, state, and national programs is offered year-round in Kentucky in 15 sports. In addition to its traditional sports competitions, Special Olympics also offers early childhood programming through the Young Athletes Program and medical screenings though the Healthy Athletes Initiative. Special Olympics Kentucky has been changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in Kentucky for 46 years.