home UK Federal Credit Union Celebrates Esports Partnership with Open House
The University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union (UKFCU) is excited to announce the open house to celebrate the partnership between UKFCU and the Esports Lounge at the University of Kentucky was an immense success. UKFCU welcomed students, staff, faculty, alumni and local community members to visit the state-of-the-art facility. The open house ran from 4:30-6:30 p.m., though some determined gamers competed until almost 8 p.m. UKFCU President and CEO David Kennedy and UK’s Associate Chief Information Officer Heath Price made remarks about the space and the overall collaboration. UKFCU hosted gaming contests during the event, including Mario Kart and NBA 2K22, with contest winners receiving three hours of playtime at the Esports Lounge.
UKFCU also hosted random prize drawings every 30 minutes, where prizes included gift cards to local establishments and a grand prize of a Nintendo Switch Lite. “Investing in the Esports Lounge is a significant investment in the UK community and the Lexington community as a whole. It’s a natural fit since education is at the heart of what both of our institutions strive to achieve,” said David Kennedy. “For UK, it is academic education, and for UKFCU it is financial education. Both are aimed at preparing our students for success in life.” The partnership between the UK Federal Credit Union and the UK Esports Lounge began in 2019. The UKFCU Esports Lounge is located within the multiuse Cornerstone complex at 401 S Limestone in Lexington.