Philanthropic fighting to take place at Lexington Convention Center



By Tessa Lighty

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The Main Event guarantees two nights of knock-out fun at the Lexington Convention Center Thursday and Friday.

In its fifth year, the Main Event will feature 47 boxers vying for the title of champion.

Business and marketing junior Clay Coleman has been training for over a month to ensure that he represents Alpha Tau Omega well.

“I’m kind of nervous, but that’s a good thing I guess,” Coleman said.

For the first time ever, this year’s competition will also feature non-Greek men.

Alpha Delta Pi and Sigma Chi have put in month’s of work to host a successful event, said Mallory Shoffner, Alpha Delta Pi’s philanthropy chair.

All proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House and Huntsman Cancer Institute, the philanthropies of the Greek organizations hosting the event.

“We want to see how much more money we can raise for these organizations,” Shoffner said. “We would love to top numbers from last year.”

In addition to boxing, event-goers can look forward to a dance competition among UK sororities and guest appearances from campus celebrities such as Patrick Towles, Julius Mays, Jon Hood and Stone Cold Willow.

Shoffner says she’s excited that the event is moving back to the Lexington Convention Center after being held at Tattersalls last year.

“We’ve worked really hard to make this event better, and the move to the Lexington Convention Center will help by making things much more open,” she said.

Tickets are $10 for one night or $15 for both. They can be purchased at the Student Center until 3 p.m. Thursday, or at the door.