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Kentucky Basketball raises over $2.4 million for flood relief

Article written by:On3 imageTyler Thompson


Photo by Dr. Michael Huang | Kentucky Sports Radio

There were some exciting headlines from tonight’s open practice and telethon — the start of a Kentucky vs. Gonzaga home-and-home series, the Blue-White Game potentially moving to Pikeville — but none are as important as the good it did for the people of Eastern Kentucky. UK Athletics just announced that tonight’s event raised over $2.4 million for flood relief. That is simply incredible. Well done, BBN.

Donations for the Kentucky Flood Relief were accepted in a number of ways on Tuesday night, including donations at the door, via the phone lines open courtside at Rupp with UK student-athletes and staff from multiple teams, as well as online. All the proceeds are going to the American Red Cross to benefit the immediate needs of Kentuckians impacted by the floods.

Among the big names that participated: Garth Brooks and Tim Tebow, who both made appearances via video.

Fans who still wish to participate can continue to donate. Donations for the Kentucky Flood Relief can be made online or you can mail a check to:

American Red Cross Bluegrass Chapter

Attn: Kentucky Floods

1450 Newtown Pike

Lexington, KY 40511

Or just scan this QR code:

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

UPDATE: John Calipari just announced that Anthony Davis has pledged $350,000 to the cause as well. With other additional donations, the total surpasses $2.8 million.

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