John Calipari has cooked up another off-season treat for Kentucky basketball fans.
The UK coach announced Friday that the Wildcats will host an alumni game Sept. 15 in Rupp Arena.
The proceeds will go to charity, some of which will benefit West Liberty, the Kentucky town devastated by a tornado last March. Calipari was in West Liberty on Friday for an appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio, which was leading a relief effort of its own.
This is absolutely a terrific idea, and Calipari flew to West Liberty today for a fund-raiser with a big assist from Kentucky Sports Radio to help the victims of the tornadoes that rolled through the area back in March of this year.
For two hours Calipari shifted between talking to a state-wide radio audience about the town's recovery and signing autographs. He promised to match up to $25,000 for money pledged to WestLibertyRecovery.com, the benefactor of Friday's event.
So far, the pledges are said to exceed $50:000 rather than the $25k target. Well done to all involved. You can donate also at WestLibertyRecovery.com and click the PayPal link.