Shop Local Kentucky to launch t-shirt to benefit DanceBlue

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)  Shop Local Kentucky is getting in on the University of Kentucky’s 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon, “DanceBlue,” with a t-shirt benefiting the event.

Rick Paynter, owner of the local t-shirt printing business is excited to work with the event, saying “Being a UK alum myself, I think that there’s probably not a more exciting initiative, both on campus and statewide going on [as DanceBlue],” Paynter said.

DanceBlue benefits the Golden Matrix Fund and the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic through the Golden Matrix Fund. Now in its 12th year, DanceBlue has raised more than $9.8 million dollars for pediatric cancer research and child life efforts.

The “Keep the Grass Blue” shirt will launch on Friday, Sept. 23, both online and in-store. Community members are encouraged to visit the store on Woodland Avenue to see the shirt, enjoy Mad Scoops “DanceBlue Cookie Monster” ice cream and learn more about DanceBlue.

Shop Local Kentucky will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Mad Scoops ice cream stand will be set up at the store from 12:30 to 3 p.m to take part in celebrating DanceBlue and Kentucky local business.

For more information about DanceBlue, registration information or to support its efforts, please visit Connect with DanceBlue on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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