As any Kentuckian knows by now, a flood has devastated portions of far eastern KY this past week. Sadly, lives were lost and homes swept away. The effects will likely be felt in that region for years to come. However, as when any disaster hits, Kentuckians of all persuasions are banding together and working to help the citizens of eastern KY begin the recovery process.
One of the organizations at the forefront of this process is the Red Cross. Tonight, August 3rd, 2022, the Red Cross will be hosting a telethon to fundraise for the victims of this flood. The Louisville men’s basketball team will be participating, taking calls from people wishing to donate to the cause from 5-6:30 pm on WLKY channel 32 in Louisville.
Coming together for the Commonwealth.— Louisville Men's Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) August 2, 2022
We'll be participating in the @RedCross telethon, live on @WLKY, tomorrow night to collect funds for eastern Kentucky flood victims.
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The Louisville athletics department will also be making a donation to the cause. Any fan who calls in during the telethon to donate will be entered for a chance to win a special UofL basketball package.
If you have some money to donate, please do. The victims are suffering and can use any bit of help we can give them. Also, you can talk to a player or coach of your favorite team and have a chance to win at a nice little gift.
Below is a press release from UofL with all the details:
Press Release From Louisville Athletics:
Cardinals’ Men’s Basketball Team to Participate in Telethon
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will participate in a Red Cross telethon to collect funds for eastern Kentucky flood victims.
The team will answer telephones for calls to the telethon, which will be televised live on WLKY-TV, a CBS-affiliate in Louisville (channel 32), from 5-6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Those making a donation during the telethon will be signed up for a drawing for a special UofL Basketball package. UofL Athletics will make a donation during the event.
Interested individuals who cannot donate during the telethon may make a donation online at this link: