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Thursday Headlines: Leah Edmond Honors John Schlarman Edition

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A really cool gesture by the former Kentucky volleyball star.

Many Kentucky fans remember former volleyball star Leah Edmond, who was among the best college volleyball players in the country during her time in Lexington.

Now playing professionally, Edmond is with an organization called Athletes Unlimited, which has a program called Athlete Causes.

Part of that involves a donation of a portion of the athlete’s end-of-season bonus to a cause of their choosing.

Edmond revealed that her cause is the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, in honor of the late former Kentucky football assistant coach John Schlarman and his family.

“Coach Schlarman embodied everything you’d want to be as a person in athletics,” Edmond said in a tweet. “He cared for his players not only on the field but off. And even while going through his toughest battle he gave his all for them. Him and Ms. LeeAnne supported me throughout my career at Kentucky, and it meant the world to me. So, I want to thank them in this way.”

Edmond is also raising money for the organization through a fundraiser, which you can check out here.

A really great gesture by Edmond here to raise money for a cause near and dear to her, as well as many in the Big Blue Nation.

Check out the link and donate if you can, and a big shoutout to Leah Edmond for doing this!

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