Kentucky Basketball Flood Relief Telethon Made The TODAY Show

On Tuesday night, the Kentucky basketball team, in partnership with the Red Cross and Joe and Kelly Craft, raised more than $3 million for flood relief in Eastern Kentucky. This good deed did not go unnoticed. The flood relief telethon was hailed by Willie Geist on the segment “Highs and lows of the week” on Sunday TODAY this morning.

“The people of Kentucky have stood up for their neighbors,” Geist said. “Basketball is king in the state and the beloved Cats, with the help of their Big Blue Nation fans, are lending a helping hand. The University of Kentucky basketball team held a telethon and open practice Tuesday night, with 100% of proceeds going to Red Cross flood relief efforts in eastern Kentucky. The three-hour event featured appearances from current and former British athletes. In total, this telethon raised more than $3.3 million. Surprising.”

Chris Stapleton’s pro bono work was also mentioned in the article, which you can see below (you can also read more about Applebee’s new hot wing sauce flavored lip glosses).

Donations to the Kentucky Red Cross Flood Relief Fund are still being accepted. You can donate on line or send a check to:

American Red Cross Bluegrass Chapter

Attention: Kentucky Floods

1450 Newtown Pike

Lexington, Kentucky 40511

You can also donate to Eastern Kentucky KSR Flood Relief Fund with the Kentucky Chamber Foundation at

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