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Summer Celebration 2022: Sail the Sea with KET

Saturday June 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 11:59 pm EDT

Promotional imagery for KET's annual Summer Celebration, Sail the Sea with KET. Behind the event titles is an image of a sailboat on the water leaning into the wind with the sun on the horizon shining through the sail.

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Thank you



Thank you for climbing aboard the S.S. KET at the 34th annual Summer Celebration. “Sail the Sea with KET” caught the wind for a picturesque sunset cruise at Donamire Farm, complete with sunken auction treasures, steel drums and yacht rock, worldly ports of call and costume couture. On the horizon, KET opens a world of discovery and opportunity for those we serve – thanks to your support.

Honorary Captains Nick and Tyra Rowe, hostess Mira Ball, and countless viewers thank the 921 participants for raising $279,000 to benefit KET’s programs and services.

Summer Celebration is KET’s largest single-day source of funds that advance KET’s mission. Proceeds anchor the state’s largest classroom, town hall, performance stage, history and science center, nature preserve, and more, that are freely accessible to all.

Your continued support helps KET lift all boats. Thank you!

Save the Date for the 35th annual Summer Celebration: June 10, 2023. And check back in for more details.


    • Nick and Tyra Rowe
    • Kentucky American Water


    • Mira Ball

On deck

  • Yacht Rock
    • Calypso intro
    • Dancing to the Jimmy Church Band
  • Treasure Chest
    • Mobile auction includes UK basketball lower-arena season tickets, vacations, jewelry, furnishings, fine art and more loot
    • Jewelry Sponsor: Farmer’s Jewelry
  • Make a Splash
    • Attire is summer festive or costume couture: Jack Sparrow to Jackie O, Captain Stubing to Ginger Grant
  • Doubloons
    • Reservations are $200 per person
    • Reserved tables of eight with benefits: $1500 Early Bird; $1800 after March 1. Includes dinner, open bar, entertainment (and no speeches!)
    • Proceeds anchor KET’s programs and services. Thank you!


  • Commodore Sponsor
    Harp Enterprises logo
  • First Mate Sponsors
    Alliance Coal logoAlltech logo Baird logo Beaumont Family Dentistry logo The Brown Biggins Group at Morgan Stanley Columbia Gas logo Four Roses Bourbon logoKentucky American Water logo KV Oil & Gas logo LG&E and KU Foundation logo Toyota Kentucky logo
  • Midshipman Sponsors
    Ball Homes logo Bank of the Bluegrass logo Central Bank logoAl & Patti Cross David & Jennifer Cross Dean Dorton logoDentons Bingham Greenebaum logoJean Dorton & Lloyd HillardESG's logo in blue and greenDonna & the late John R. Hall Harrod Concrete logo HJI Supply Chain logoKentucky Blood Center logo Kentucky League of Cities logo McBrayer logo Thoroughbred Design logo UBS logo and David W. Demarest, InvestmentsUS Bank logoValvoline logo


Saturday June 11, 2022
7:00 pm – 11:59 pm EDT
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Commonwealth Fund for KET
4151 Old Frankfort Pike
Lexington, kentucky 40510