Hey Big Blue, we need you to step up! Kentucky Branded is teaming up with University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari, members of the Wildcats basketball squad, and WKYT to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
We are selling the official “Teaming up for Texas” t-shirt and 100% of net proceeds go to the Red Cross. You can get it now available at kentuckybranded.com and in stores this weekend!
There will also be a “Teaming up for Texas” telethon that airs live this Sunday, September 3rd, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on WKYT and other affiliates. University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari, and members of the Wildcats basketball squad will be taking donations during the call and wearing the official t-shirt.
“I have not been able to stop thinking about everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Harvey,” John Calipari said. “Every time I turn on the TV, I’m stunned at the images of devastation in Texas. It hits home for me because of the players we’ve had come from that area, including Andrew and Aaron Harrison, De’Aaron Fox and now Jarred Vanderbilt. Thankfully their families are safe, but there are a whole lot of people down there who aren’t as fortunate.”
“The Big Blue Nation has already been terrific in helping us raise $150,000 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey by showing up to last week’s UK Alumni Charity Game and the response to the University of Houston’s call earlier this week for clothing has been terrific, but we can do even more. I hope our fans will join me, Ellen, Joe and Kelly Craft, and our team in helping raise money this weekend. No donation is too small.”
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of the catastrophic storm.
More details and telethon phone numbers will be released later.