‘Rebounding from Sandy’ telethon raises hundreds of thousands for relief effort

Archie Goodwin - photo by Michael Reaves, UK Athletics
Archie Goodwin – photo by Michael Reaves, Athletics

With 48 hours before the official start of ’s national title defense against Maryland, the places you would expect to find ’s Wildcats would have been resting in their beds, the practice gym or the film room.

Instead, they took a 15-minute drive down Winchester Road to the WKYT television studios for something that could not be further removed from their daily routines.

Members of the men’s basketball team participated in the “Rebounding from Sandy” telethon on Wednesday, raising money for victims of the superstorm that ravaged the Northeast last week. With Coach Cal spending most of the two-hour broadcast encouraging donations on air, his players sat behind him alongside American Red Cross volunteers taking phone calls from members of the Big Blue Nation who accepted the challenge to help.

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