Hey Big Blue Nation, John Calipari and the state of Texas need your help today.
Coach Cal and WKYT are hosting a telethon for flood victims in Texas.
Calipari posted this message on Saturday:
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) September 2, 2017
Here are more details from WKYT:
The effort to help victims of Hurricane Harvey follows similar fundraisers after the 2012 Superstorm Sandy and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Two days before their 2012 season opener, Calipari and his Kentucky basketball team raised more than $500,000 for those affected by the storm that ravaged parts of the Northeast.
In 2010, Calipari and the Big Blue Nation helped raise more than $1 million to aid victims in Haiti after a devastating earthquake hit the small nation.
“I have not been able to stop thinking about everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Harvey,” John 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.
“The Big Blue Nation has already been terrific in helping us raise $150,000 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey by showing up to last week’s UK Alumni Charity Game and the response to the University of Houston’s call earlier this week for clothing has been terrific, but we can do even more. I hope our fans will join me, Ellen, Joe and Kelly Craft, and our team in helping raise money this weekend. No donation is too small.”