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Lawmakers recognize Coach Cal for "Hoops For Haiti" telethon

He's used to getting standing ovations at Rupp Arena.

But today, UK basketball coach John Calipari got one at the state capitol.

Lawmakers recognized his work with the "Hoops For Haiti" telethon.

The telethon raised more than a million dollars for earthquake victims.

Coach Calipari entered the House chamber to thunderous applause and told lawmakers incredible stories of giving.

House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins says members of the General Assembly have pledged to raise $10,000 for the "Hoops For Haiti" fund.


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