Special Called Meeting - PSPL Board of Trustees

The PSPL Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting in the Sower Board Room on Monday, July 15 at 5:00 PM to review and approve staff attendance at an out-of-state conference.

They Call Me Goose: An Evening with Jack "Goose" Givens

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Registration for this event will close on July 16, 2024 @ 6:00pm.
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When Jack "Goose" Givens first walked onto the basketball court at Lexington's Douglass Park for the legendary Dirt Bowl league, it was the beginning of one of the most illustrious sports careers in Kentucky history. After being named 1974's Mr. Basketball for the state of Kentucky as a high school senior, Givens signed with the University of Kentucky and went on to amass a string of achievements that place him among the all-time greats in NCAA college basketball―most notably leading UK to the 1978 NCAA Men's National Championship with his 41-point performance against the Duke Blue Devils in that historic game―and being named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player for that year.

Join Givens as he reads from and discusses his book They Call Me Goose: My Life in Kentucky Basketball and Beyond. In this intimate and all-encompassing look at his life and career, he presents fans with the powerful story of a husband, father, mentor, businessman, and ambassador for Kentucky―who also just happens to be an iconic sports legend.

A book signing will follow, with copies available for purchase. Sponsored by the University Press of Kentucky and PSPL.

Jack "Goose" Givens, formerly an American collegiate and professional basketball player, spent many years working as a broadcaster and real estate developer. He currently serves as the vice president of business development and external affairs at Bowlin Group and as a radio color analyst for the UK Sports Network. He lives in Georgetown, Kentucky, with his wife, Linda. They have two children and four grandchildren.


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