«

»

Big Blue Nation Cares helping Harrodsburg facility raise money for annual July 4th community fireworks show

Cindy and Chris Cruz of Big Blue Nation Cares with Rodney Branum, front, in Nashville last March. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

The generosity and compassion of those at Big Blue Nation Cares continues to amaze me.

Harrodsburg Health and Rehabilitation in Harrodsburg is currently raffling two tickets to the UK-Vanderbilt game Feb. 28 at 9 .m. in Rupp Arena. This will be the Senior Game for Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins and Mychal Mulder. The tickets are 6 for $5 or $1 each.

There is also a silent auction for two lower arena tickets for the UK-Tennessee game at Rupp on Feb. 14.

All the tickets are from Big Blue Nation Cares to help the facility raise money for its annual July 4th fireworks show that the community enjoys along with the residents of Harrodsburg Health and Rehabilitation. The facility funds the entire fireworks show and proceeds from these two UK ticket events will play a major role in raising the money needed.

Big Blue Nation Cares is a small group that provides tickets and other things for deserving UK fans. I remember at last year’s SEC Tournament getting to meet UK fan Rodney Brannum. He had been in a Houston hospital for two weeks for cancer treatment and was released from the hospital about 27 hours before the game in Nashville. Thanks to Big Blue Nation Cares he was able to attend the championship game along with his wife (Karen), daughter (Kelsey) and niece (Caitlyn Luttrell).

Not long after that, Brannum lost his battle with cancer but what a moment for me it was to meet him and see the pure joy he had for being able to attend that game with his family.

Big Blue Nation Cares has also made it possible for some of the Harrodsburg Health & Rehabilitation residents to attend UK games this year.

So if you live anywhere near Harrodsburg, stop at the facility

Leave a Reply