By SEAN BOCK On Sunday afternoon, Kentucky head coach John Calipari, his wife, Ellen, and businessman Joe Craft along with the Kentucky men’s basketball team raised over $1 million for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
In conjunction with WKYT, the “Teaming Up for Texas” telethon aired on radio stations throughout the state of Kentucky with coaches and players taking calls and accepting donations. “I have not been able to stop thinking about everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Harvey,” Calipari said. “Every time I turn on the TV, I’m stunned at the images of devastation in Texas. It hits home for me because of the players we’ve had come from that area, including Andrew and Aaron Harrison, De’Aaron Fox and now Jarred Vanderbilt. Thankfully their families are safe, but there are a whole lot of people down there who aren’t as fortunate.” Big Blue Nation donated $150,000 last week at the UK Alumni Charity Game, and that number continues to grow. For more information on how you can donate, visit redcross.org. Photo: Masslive Follow Sean on Twitter
With your help we were able to generate over ONE MILLION dollars.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) September 3, 2017