UK expands hurricane relief telethon

The Kentucky basketball program will conduct a telethon for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. ET. Read more about the details here.

John Calipari is once again mobilizing the Big Blue Nation in an effort to help those affected by natural disaster.

Calling upon the generous spirit of the UK fan base much like he did after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Calipari will spearhead a telethon on Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. The telethon will feature members of the men's basketball team taking phone calls live on Lexington's WKYT during the first hour and on CWKYT in a recently-added second hour.

Those wanting to make a donation in the Lexington area can call (859) 299-5455; outside the Lexington area can call toll free (855) 257-2700. During non-telethon hours, people can call the Red Cross at (859) 253-1331 or (800) RED-CROSS.

Additionally, monetary donations can also be taken to any Central Bank location in Lexington.

The special event will also stream live at WKYT.com, where donations can also be made for 24 hours beginning at 7 p.m. Several special auction items, including an autographed block of the New Orleans Superdome playing floor that UK won the 2012 national championship on, will be available.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of the catastrophic storm that ravaged the northeast last week.

For more information from the Red Cross, contact Winn Stephens at winn.stephens@redcross.org.

AllWildcats.com Recommended Stories


  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.

Up Next


Tweets