The celebrities came out to Asbury University on Tuesday night to witness the premiere of The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame facility board’s new promotional video.
The short promotional video was commissioned by the facility board for less than $3,500 and produced by Asbury University, where is made its second debut on the third floor of Andrew S. Miller Center for Communication Arts. The first screening was in Louisville last week at the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the KPFHF and ring ceremony.
“I’m challenging you and I’m challenging Nicholasville — are you going to be great?” Minnifield said to the crowd of Jessamine County community leaders and government officials. “But it takes money, and I need to know how hard it’s going to be without you or how easy it’s going to be with you.”
With groundbreaking of the land May 30 and the facility board’s recent 501(c)3 status, it is finally ready to begin the process of collecting funds.
Minnifield, who is on the facility board, has been a proponent of the 5,000-seat artificial-turf and multi-purpose sports complex for the past decade.
“It’ll be just a football’s throw away from the I-75 connector and eastern bypass when it’s built,” engineer Christopher Horne said.
Horne, along with other facility-board members including Town Square Bank president Tommy Cobb and chamber-of-commerce director Amy Cloud, all talked about the many benefits of the projects including raising revenues and increasing the quality of life for everyone in the county.
Cobb even went as far as to entice Asbury by saying the facility would be the perfect place to see the purple and white take to the gridiron.
On the video, more NFL players spoke as well as Nicholasville Mayor Russ Meyer, Wilmore Mayor Harold Rainwater and a very excited Jessamine County Judge-Executive Neal Cassity, all with the same message of supporting the children and the future of the county by supporting this project.
“The city that plays together, stays together,” Horne said toward the end of presentation.
The facility board said now that the video is done and they are defined as a nonprofit, they are in donation mode and plan to start by showing the video to as many people as possible.
There was no word on how much money or how long the facility may take to be completed, but the project is in the first of four phases and construction has begun at the John Preece Park off Union Mill Road.