500 Strong

500 Strong

Unlock the Power of Wildcat Excellence

Unlock the Power of Wildcat Excellence

We invite you to elevate your support for the University of Kentucky through an exclusive opportunity – become a member of 500 Strong, the pinnacle of our 15 Club experience.

—— Exclusive event: “An Evening with John Legend” presented by Lexus of Lexington on May 10th!—— Exclusive event: “An Evening with John Legend” presented by Lexus of Lexington on May 10th!

Exclusive: “An Evening with John Legend”
Presented by Lexus of Lexington
May 10th!

Elevate your Wildcat Pride!

Don’t miss this exclusive, inaugural event, “An Evening with John Legend” presented by Lexus of Lexington on May 10th, 2024. Membership is Limited.

And it doesn’t end there, your membership in 500 Strong will also include:
Annual Spring Signature Events in both 2025 and 2026
Annual Fall invitation to an exclusive UK Football Practice followed by Cocktail Reception and Coaches Season Preview

Ultimate Access

  • Enjoy VIP access to exclusive events each year, behind-the-scenes glimpses into the Wildcats’ world, and interactions with Mark Stoops & your favorite UK players past and present.

Recognition and Legacy

  • Your name will be etched in the legacy of 500 Strong, showcasing your unwavering dedication to the success of our student-athletes.

Custom Wildcat Experience

  • Tailored experiences, personalized gifts, and a direct line to the pulse of Kentucky athletics, ensuring you’re at the forefront of every victory.

Networking Opportunities

  • Connect with fellow 500 Strong members, creating lasting bonds within this exclusive networking community.

Impact Beyond the Field

  • Witness the tangible impact of your contribution to student-athletes’ development, as you play a vital role in shaping their academic & athletic journey.

How to Join

To secure your place in 500 Strong email [email protected] or enter the form. Your support is not just an investment in the University of Kentucky Football program; it’s an investment in a legacy of triumph and achievement.

Membership in 500 Strong is a $15,000 commitment annually for three years.
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While the Kentucky 15 Club is not a nonprofit it is a mission-focused organization that strives to meet similar standards. We work to keep our expenses in line with what is an acceptable standard for a nonprofit organization. 100% of the net proceeds directly benefit Kentucky student-athletes.

Kentucky student-athletes are paid to promote the Kentucky 15 Club through their social media, to make public appearances that create fan experiences for Kentucky 15 Club members, sign memorabilia that is used as giveaways to members, and to volunteer with local nonprofits to assist in the advancement of their missions and benefit the community as a whole. They are not being paid to play sports at the university level.

Pay for play is still against the NCAA rules. Coaches, administrators, and universities are not allowed to support NIL collectives.

No, the Internal Revenue Service has ruled that collectives supporting Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) are not eligible to be nonprofit organizations. Collectives like the Kentucky 15 Club are membership organizations that offer sponsorship and fan experience opportunities.

Possibly, 500 Strong is an exclusive sponsorship and networking opportunity available to University of Kentucky Football supporters through the Kentucky 15 Club. Your support offers your business marketing benefits as a sponsor of all Kentucky 15 Club events, & two high-level networking events that will put you and your business in close contact with other like-minded Kentucky alumni and fans. Please talk to your legal and tax professionals to determine if a deduction as a business expense works for you.