Kentucky football team takes afternoon off to help with relief efforts
The Kentucky football team took Friday afternoon off from practice to lend a helping hand to the people still struggling with floods that have ravaged the eastern part of the Commonwealth.
I am so proud of this team! We took the afternoon off to help unpack thousands of boxes donated to @JimSichko for the people affected by the floods in eastern Kentucky. It was a total team effort and we were amazed by all of the generosity shown from all over the country. #GoCats pic.twitter.com/kBqXTqn1YM
— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) August 5, 2022
Head coach Mark Stoops and the football team headed to Madison County in Kentucky to unpack thousands of boxes of supplies that were sent to the house of Father Jim Sichko, who has organized one of the major relief efforts in the area.
We've just got to know that when opportunities like this arise, we've got to use who we are, our platform, to help people in need. Glad we were able to find something that we could come together as a team to do."
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 5, 2022
The players unloaded the boxes and packed them into moving trucks that will be delivering the supplies to areas in Eastern Kentucky.
— Father Jim Sichko (@JimSichko) August 5, 2022
The supplies were delivered to Sichko through an Amazon wish list that he shared on social media and it can be found here for those wishing to donate.