Book launch for THEY CALL ME GOOSE with Jack “Goose” Givens

King Alumni House l 400 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40506

Join us to celebrate the release of They Call Me Goose: My Life in Kentucky Basketball and Beyond! Basketball legend Jack “Goose” Givens will be onsite to share his story and sign books.

They Call Me Goose is an intimate and all-encompassing look at the life and career of the basketball legend, from growing up in a housing project in Lexington, his success with UK men’s basketball through his years with NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and the Japan Basketball Association, his career as a college and NBA television color analyst, to his recent appointment as a commentator for the UK Sports Network. Givens shares personal and endearing stories from his childhood—how he was initially interested in baseball instead of basketball, the summers spent with his grandmother in Danville, Kentucky, and the teachers and coaches who guided and supported him along his journey. He also speaks candidly about his experiences with poverty, ruinous financial debt, the blowback from sexual assault allegations, and how his faith and his family helped sustain him through hardships and challenges. In collaboration with journalist Doug Brunk, Givens 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.

Register for the book launch and find more information here.

There are 2 ticket options:

$75 – Admission to the book release and signing along with a hardcopy of the book, PLUS a pre-event VIP Reception at 5:30PM to mix and mingle with Jack “Goose” Givens & his co-author Doug Brunk, and enjoy a signature cocktail with the Cocktail Contessa herself, Heather Wibbels.

$50 – Admission to the book release and signing along with a hardcopy of the book.

Parking Information: Parking information will be available closer to the event.

Lodging Information: A block of rooms has been reserved at Campbell House off S. Broadway for $134 and can be booked here.