By MOLLY O’ROURKE
In the heart of Lexington, you will find Cambridge Place, a welcoming environment with a compassionate, caring group of workers who go above and beyond for your loved one. Cambridge cares about their residents, just like University of Kentucky cares about their players and students.
But some people believe that those players, the ones that push themselves and their bodies to the limit everyday, are forgotten about after their four years as an athlete are over with.
Dallas Owens Jr., is considered one of UK’s football “greats” and was a defensive back for the University of Kentucky back in the 1970’s. He was one of the players on Fran Curci team which has been the only Kentucky football team ever to have an undefeated SEC record. Then years later, after football had been long done for Dallas, brain tumors were found and Dallas passed away at the age of 56 on July 28th, 2013.
In remembrance of Dallas Jr., his mother Lillie Owens and father Dallas E. Owens, will be remembering their son at Cambridge Place in Lexington on Saturday at 2 p.m. with a special video tribute. In attendance will be their immediate family, along with past and current UK athletes/media personalities such as Dick Gabriel, Derrick Ramsey, David Hopewell and Lester Boyd.
In a way, Cambridge Place is like UK Athletics. They both take you in when you need help, guidance, and love. And even after it is time to move on to the next stage of your life, no matter what age or how old, you will forever be apart of not only the Cambridge family, but the University of Kentucky Athletics family.