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Tom Leach and Mike Pratt are next Circle of Friends guests

Two legends of University of Kentucky athletics will be speaking at the Washington County Circle of Friends event on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Spalding Student and Community Center at St. Catharine College.

Tom Leach and Mike Pratt, teammates for the IMG Sports Radio Network, will be the guest speakers for the Circle of Friends, one of the college’s biggest fundraisers of the year.  The two are synonymous with UK athletics.

Leach became the play-by-play announcer for the Cats in 1997 and has been named Kentucky Sportscaster of the Year four times since he added Kentucky basketball responsibilities to his resume in 2001.

Mike Pratt provides the color commentary for the UK men’s basketball games.  Pratt played for legendary coach Adolph Rupp from 1967 through 1970. He later played in the American Basketball Association for the Kentucky Colonels. He’s also coached at the college level and scouted at the NBA level.

The event begins at 6 p.m. on Dec. 12 with a cocktail hour; followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Money raised from the event is used for student scholarships and program improvements at St. Catharine College. For more information, please contact Molly Keene Smith at 859-336-7610 or

Founded in the Dominican tradition in 1931 and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, St. Catharine College, a Catholic Dominican college inspired by its founders, welcomes all to the challenging pursuit of truth, preparing them to become critical thinkers, ethical leaders and engaged citizens.