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Kentucky Basketball's flood relief telethon made the TODAY Show

Article written by:On3 imageTyler Thompson


Photo by Dr. Michael Huang | Kentucky Sports Radio

On Tuesday night, the Kentucky Basketball team, in partnership with the Red Cross and Joe and Kelly Craft, raised over $3 million for flood relief in Eastern Kentucky. That good deed did not go unnoticed. The flood relief telethon got a shoutout from Willie Geist on the “Highs and Lows of the Week” segment on Sunday TODAY this morning.

“The people of Kentucky have stepped up for their neighbors,” Geist said. “Basketball is king in the state and the beloved Cats, with some help from their Big Blue Nation of fans, are lending a big hand. The University of Kentucky Basketball team hosted a telethon and open practice on Tuesday night, with 100% of the proceeds going to Red Cross flood relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky. The three-hour event featured appearances from current and former UK athletes. In all, that telethon raised more than $3.3 million. Amazing.”

Chris Stapleton’s volunteer work was also mentioned in the piece, which you can see below (you can also learn about Applebee’s new hot wing sauce-flavored lip glosses).

Donations to the Red Cross Kentucky Flood Relief fund are still being accepted. You can donate online or mail a check to:

American Red Cross Bluegrass Chapter

Attn: Kentucky Floods

1450 Newtown Pike

Lexington, KY 40511

You can also donate to the KSR Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund with the Kentucky Chamber Foundation at KSRFloodRelief.com.

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