Kentucky's Philly-area freshmen have good deeds on agenda

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As you’ve heard, Kentucky Basketball’s trip to Philadelphia to play Penn is a homecoming of sorts for several Wildcats. Justin Edwards is a Philly native, while DJ Wagner, Aaron Bradshaw, and Kareem Watkins are from Camden, New Jersey, which is just over the Delaware River.

Today, Edwards, Wagner, and Bradshaw will be giving back to the Philadelphia-area community. According to Adam Zagoria, the three freshmen and John Calipari will tour Philabundance, the largest non-profit food bank in the Philadelphia area, with Campbell Soup Company President and CEO Mark Clouse. There, they will pack boxes and make a donation of $5,000.

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Just the latest good deed for Bradshaw

What a week for Aaron Bradshaw. Not only did the seven-footer make his debut last Saturday vs. UNC Wilmington, but he also announced an NIL partnership with RAC Recovery (Robert Alexander Center for Recovery) to help promote mental health and substance abuse awareness in the state of Kentucky. RAC Recovery “is the top-rated addiction center in Kentucky,” boasting over 25-plus years of treatment experience.

“I would definitely recommend someone to come here,” Bradshaw said of RAC Recovery in a video on Instagram alongside Kentucky teammates Brennan CanadaTre Mitchell, and Grant Darbyshire. “This is the best place to go. Everybody struggles. Everybody has that one time in their life where it’s like we all need help at one point. With mental and substance abuse, some people don’t like help, some people do, but with this center and great environment, comfortable, a lot of people that actually care. And that’s what people need.”

Good on ya, boys.

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