Kentucky basketball Hurricane Harvey relief telethon receives $100,000 donation

It must be nice to have six figures laying around, but it takes an even bigger heart to give it away for a good cause.

The Kentucky men’s basketball program teamed up with Lexington television station WKYT to raise the money. One of the callers was the producer of John Calipari’s 30 for 30, Jon Hock, who gave $100,000 toward Hurricane Harvey relief.

At press time, the telethon had raised over $500,000 that will go toward helping people in Texas recover from the flooding that devastated the area.

From the basketball court to the football field, even coach Mark Stoops chipped in a significant amount.

Athletes and coaches from all over the sports world have done what they can to help Texas. Most notably, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has raised over $17 million while college basketball programs from around the country have sent shoes and apparel to Kelvin Sampson at University of Houston.

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