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The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports!!


Saturday, May 7, 2016

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Derby Lane

10490 Gandy Boulevard

St. Petersburg, Tampa, FL 33702


Enjoy the two most exciting minutes in sports with the Tampa Bay UK Alumni Club at our 2016 Kentucky Derby Party. All alumni and friends of UK are invited to take part in the festivities of the 142nd Run for the Roses.

This year our Kentucky Derby party is held at Derby Lane on Gandy Boulevard.  Even the name is right!

Break out the big hat and fancy bow tie and dress to impress because the 2016 Tampa Bay UK Alumni Club Kentucky Derby Party is about to arrive! Join fellow UK alumni and friends to celebrate the Sport of Kings at the biggest and best Kentucky Derby party this side of Louisville! As usual there will be a ladies' hat contest and men's bow tie contest.  And we will have some fabulous silent auction items to raise money for our scholarship fund.

It's a safe bet: you won't want to miss this party! Cost to attend is $25 for UKAA members and $30 for guests and includes private viewing area for the race, hot & cold hors d'oeurves and dessert, cash bar with Mint Julep specials, and live races at the track.  And parking is FREE!

Please RSVP by May 4, 2016 by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Grant Nelson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 813-494-3601.


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Tampa Bay UK Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Tampa Bay UK Alumni Club has pledged to endow a scholarship fund to benefit Tampa Bay students who attend UK.

One of the most important services UK alumni and friends and alumni clubs provide to the University of Kentucky is scholarships to deserving students who wish to attend UK.  Many times, this scholarship support is the difference in a student’s ability to attend college.  An endowed scholarship makes a statement that our Club is giving back to the Tampa Bay community and to the University.  By having an endowed fund, only the interest from the fund is awarded in scholarships, leaving the principal intact to provide income in perpetuity, even if the Tampa Bay UK Alumni Club no longer exists.

We have reached our initial endowment level of $10,000. HUGE THANKS to all who donated via game watch parties, Derby parties, garage sales and by making individual contributions. That's the first step.  The fund must continue to grow to kick off the interest for the scholarships. Please consider making a donation today!

To make a tax deductible contribution, go to  Under Gift Information, enter the information below exactly as it is worded.

First Drop-Down List:         Academic Scholarships, Office of
Second Drop-Down List:     Other
Other Fund Name:             Tampa Bay UK Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship Fund


You may also make recurring pledges that can be debited from an account each month.


If you have any questions or would like additional information on our endowed scholarship fund, please click here and put Endowed Scholarship in the Subject field.  We'll get right back to you.


Thank you for your consideration of such a worthy cause and we hope you will join us in our effort to provide financial assistance to future UK alumni.



Jennye Morano, President
Becky Walker, Scholarship Chairman
Tampa Bay UK Alumni Club