Frankfort, KY – Last weekend, on Lexington television, Coach Calipari headed-up a telethon called "Hoops for Haiti" that raised over one million dollars. Kentucky House members are throwing in another 100-dollars each, or 10-thousand dollars, to the effort. Coach Cal says he's been blown away by the generosity shown by Kentuckians. "How bout the call I got from a mother who said her mentally challenged daughter made 40-dollars a week, watched the show and gave 20-dollars to Hoops for Haiti."
Calipari also used the opportunity to thank lawmakers for their continuing support for higher education in the state.