In this edition of “Where in the world is Coach Cal?” We take you to tornado stricken West Liberty, Kentucky. No, he was not flying over in a helicopter to see a new budding recruit. A fundraiser was being held to aid the victims of the March 2nd tornado that caused significant damage to schools, historic government buildings, and nearly all the surrounding areas. Cal decided late yesterday evening that he wanted to join the fundraiser and even bring along the National Championship trophy for the residents of West Liberty.
Cal flew over to Morgan County on a helicopter so he could get a good visual of the storms path. Along the way, he was able to spot his house, a UK fan’s amazing art, and then catch a glimpse of the welcoming West Liberty residents. Around 11am today, the coach decided to match any donation to the West Liberty fundraiser up to $25,000. By the time the clock struck 11:40am, Cal made good on his word and matched the amount raised. Bringing the total to $50,000 dollars and still counting for West Liberty relief.
Not only was Coach Cal able to open his wallet, but he was able to open his heart. His generosity is unmeasurable, and is a great ambassador for our state and university. The morale boost had to have been so incredible for those people trying to rebuild their city.
If you would like to donate to the fundraiser to help West Liberty, please go to: www.WestLibertyRecovery.com or call 606-743-1080
Special Note: Fantastic job by the guys from Kentucky Sports Radio to team up with Coach Cal and make this fundraiser a great success.
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