Kentucky Wildcats senior guard Jonny David has been a great representation of the school throughout his college career.
On Monday, David was named to the SEC Community Service Team. He is Kentucky’s representative on the 14-person team that honors student-athletes across the league for their efforts in the community.
During his senior season, David has served as a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Council and was inducted into Kentucky’s Frank G. Ham Society of Character in February.
As a member of SAAC, he played a key role to organize fan participation in the Polar Plunge, a fundraiser of the Special Olympics of Kentucky. He also arranged a meet and greet for more than 60 Special Olympics athletes and the basketball team following a February home game.
David also takes part in the UK Back Pack Program with God’s Pantry to help pack and distribute lunches to students across the city.
Each holiday season, David has delivered gifts, served dinner and sang Christmas carols to families in the Lexington community. He’s also served Thanksgiving lunch at the Salvation Army during every year of his career.
In September of 2017, he and his teammates helped raise more than $1 million along with Red Cross in a Hurricane Harvey telethon.
Last summer, as a part of a Samaritan’s Feet initiative with the team, he washed feet and delivered shoes and socks to Bahamian children during the Big Blue Bahamas trip.