FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - The home of the Wildcats will be taken over by ducks at least for one day. We've learned the stars of the hit A&E show 'Duck Dynasty' are coming to Rupp Arena for a special event. And they'll be helping a Frankfort school at the same time.
Students, teachers, and parents are excited for a new year at Frankfort Christian Academy, but their school and gym need a little tender, loving care.
"Our science lab and our locker rooms need it," said Principal Kim Burgess, at Frankfort Christian Academy. "And we need to add air conditioning and heat in our gym."
But funding has been hard to come by, so Principal Burgess says they had to think outside the box. She says that's exactly what parents of her students did, putting their heads together and deciding to bring a popular, unconventional family to central Kentucky. It's a family you might have seen on A&E.
"The Robertsons are a family that they reach beyond the boundaries of faith. They touch the lives of many people in this community and have a mass appeal," said Principal Burgess.
It's the Robertsons, known as the family of faith and ducks. Six crew members of 'Duck Dynasty' will be at Rupp Arena, solely to benefit this private school. That announcement was made Monday night during Frankfort Christian Academy's open house.
Hearing that the Duck Dynasty crew gets 60 appearance requests daily, this private school feels like a 'lucky ducky' getting chosen.
"That means they said no to 50 other people, so for us to actually get them to accept our offer and to come here and support our school in this event was truly a miracle," said Principal Burgess.
Now, they could soon have a newly renovated school, something that could have taken years to do.
"With this one event, we'll be able to provide that for our students," said Principal Burgess. "That's just a huge blessing."
Tickets will go on sale this Friday through Ticketmaster. The event called 'Faith, Family, and Ducks' will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 29 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.