A Joker Filled Day!
UK Football Coach Joker Phillips
the middle of such an exciting time for UK basketball it is easy to
think of UK football games as a distant event, not yet on the calendar,
especially since my mind is wired like an Outlook calendar. However,
after Wednesday I began to think that football is just around the corner
and that this year is speeding right on by at a rapid pace!
was, as the title says, a Joker filled day- Joker Phillips that is. He
graciously invited the corporate sponsors into his world Wednesday
morning for breakfast and to watch a football practice. The conditioning
that these players are going through right now has got to be a good
indication that they are going to be unstoppable on the field. Coach
Phillips was welcoming and had quite the sense of humor. I look forward
to football season and wish Coach the best of luck during his first
season as head coach.
during lunch it was once again the Joker Phillips show. He was the
featured speaker at the “Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes” to benefit
the American Diabetes Association (ADA). He won the crowd over by a few
funny stories and then agreeing to join the ADA and their walk on May 22
at Keeneland Race Course. He said he would walk as long as he was
joined by little Miss Deanna Howard age 5, who was diagnosed with
diabetes at 8 months old. She won all of our hearts as one of the faces
of diabetes that spoke during the luncheon. Step Out: Walk to Fight
Diabetes is the ADA’s signature fundraising walk helping to raise money
to find a cure for nearly 24 million Americans living with diabetes and
to improve their lives. I encourage you to visit their website to see
how you can join UK Football Coach Joker Phillips and sign up to walk on
The UK Football Team running through drills during early morning conditioning.
Amber Philpott, Honorary Chair of the Walk