Calipari Fantasy Experience raises over $1 million for charity

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - John Calipari's third annual Fantasy Camp Experience raised approximately $1 million for charity. Calipari made the announcement on Sunday at the conclusion of the three-day camp.

The money raised goes to benefit 23 different charities. Most was raised through an auction and through funds generated by entry fees from the 74 participants of the camp.

Campers experienced daily competitions, film sessions, access to UK’s facilities, official Kentucky gear and exclusive social events. They were coached by current or former college coaches, their managers were current Wildcats, and on the final day of competition, every team participated in a tournament with hopes of raising a championship trophy in Rupp Arena.

Charities Benefited:

4 Paws for Ability
ALS Association
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky
Connecticut Burns Care Foundation
Fayette County Public Schools Financial Literacy
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Golden Door Scholars
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Kentucky Army National Guard Memorial
Kids 2 Camp
Louisville Zoo
Miracle League of Wilmington
One Parent Scholar House
Red Cross of the Bluegrass
Samaritan’s Feet
School to Work Council
Starkey Hearing Foundation
Streets Ministries
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Team Focus
Team for Kids
Urban League of Lexington

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