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UK Athletics Raises Over 3 Million For Tornado Victims

So, so moving and so powerful seeing the entire country chipping in, contributing their part to help the victims who have had their lives ruined from the tornadoes that made their way through Western Kentucky.


John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, Enes Freedom, Julius Randle, Willie Cauley-Stein, Karl Towns, Devin Booker, Jamal Murray, Bam Adebayo, Malik Monk, Tyrese Maxey and DeMarcus Cousins are some of the former Cats to donate to the telethon this evening.


“On an incredible night, the Big Blue Nation and all of Kentucky continue to show the special bond that exists throughout the people of the Commonwealth,” said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. “As relief organizations and volunteers continue to help rebuild the lives of so many, we are thankful to all who contributed to the telethon, the volunteers who made it happen, the American Red Cross, WLEX and JMI Sports. When you raise more than $3 million in four hours through the hearts of wonderful people who care so deeply about those who are hurting, it’s really special."


“We will continue to find ways to help rebuild, restore, heal and return stronger than before. Our hearts extend this hope and promise to the people of Western Kentucky.”

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