2020 Virtual Event Info

Congratulations to our candidates and award winners on your accomplishments on and off the basketball court!

We have decided to host our first-ever virtual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony presented by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.  Please take the time to read through all the below information to ensure that we have a smooth and celebratory virtual event on Sunday, June 28th.  Although our Awards Ceremony is going to look a bit different this year, the meaning of the moment remains the same.  This event is intended to recognize each of our candidates and award winners and their accomplishments on and off the basketball court over their careers. We congratulate you on your accomplishments and look forward to providing a special celebration for each of you!

Please join us Sunday, June 28 beginning at 5 PM (EDT) for our Virtual 2020 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony to celebrate our 2020 candidates and award winners! 

A KLEF representative will deliver the 2020 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball trophies to the two winners’ home addresses during the live virtual event!  If you are a candidate, please be at your home address (the address that was included on your paperwork you submitted earlier this year) from 5-7 PM (EDT) on Sunday, June 28 and be prepared for the possibility of a KLEF representative to arrive at your doorstep (using social distancing and following any current guidelines set by the CDC or state officials).  If you will not be home, please notify Jennifer Hunt by calling 270-999-4887 or emailing JenniferHunt@kylionseye.org.  If you will be leaving to go to your college prior to June 28, 2020 please notify Jennifer Hunt also. 


HOW TO PARTICIPATE in the VIRTUAL AWARDS CEREMONY on June 28th beginning at 5 PM

2020 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Candidates and Award recipients including Ralph Beard Award, Founders Coaching Award, KY All-Star Hall of Fame Inductees, Bill Keightley Award, Donna Murphy Award, Wah Wah Jones Award are all asked to join via Zoom.

The zoom meeting will open up at 4:30 PM (EDT) and the event will begin promptly at 5 PM (EDT).  The zoom meeting will be open until 5:15 PM and after that no one will be allowed to enter the zoom meeting.  If you are late and cannot access the zoom meeting please tune in to watch at www.prepspin.com or on our facebook page

Topic: 2020 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony
Time: Jun 28, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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(Please note: there is a limit to the number of participants who can join the Zoom session, so access will be limited to Student Candidates and Award Recipients ONLY.)

All others:  Family, friends, coaches and others are asked to view the live stream at www.prepspin.com or on the Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony’s Facebook.



(Please read in advance of the event):

Be on time: The Zoom session will open up 30 minutes prior to the ceremony’s start and will be locked by 5:15 PM to ensure ceremony security.  Any late arrivals have the option to still view the ceremony through the livestream at http://www.prepspin.com.

Wardrobe:  Student athletes and family members are asked to dress as if you are attending the event in person.  Business or Sunday dress is recommended.  

Chat: The Zoom “chat” function will be disabled until the end of the ceremony, where it will be opened up for any participants to make congratulatory comments.   

Security: The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation reserves the right to prohibit access to the Zoom session for any participant that is not supposed to be in the Zoom session or is not following appropriate guidelines.  

Technical assistance: Technical assistance from the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation will not be available during the ceremony.  We have staff that will be monitoring any broad technical issues during the event.  If someone does experience technical issues, the ceremony will be available to view through the livestream site (www.prepspin.com) or the Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony’s Facebook page. The ceremony will also be recorded and the link will be posted after the event on the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation’s YouTube account.


Please direct any Virtual Ceremony questions to Jennifer Hunt at JenniferHunt@kylionseye.org. 

Again, from all of us at the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, congratulations on your accomplishments. We look forward to “seeing” you on Zoom for the practice on June 15th and then celebrating with you virtually on Zoom on June 28th

The Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony is presented by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation whose mission is to provide vision services through education, detection, prevention, treatment and empowerment. Through collaborative partnerships, we enable greater independence and increased quality of life for all Kentuckians while focusing on children and adults in financial need. To learn more about the programs and work of the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, please visit www.kylionseye.org