UK Football Players help Pike County flood victims

By: UK Media Relations
By: UK Media Relations

Article provided from CAP:

Christian Appalachian Project had the pleasure today of welcoming some very special guests into our warehouse. Thirty members of the University of Kentucky football team came out to help us take in donations and load a semi-truck to be distributed to the flood victims of Eastern Kentucky. They came ready to work, all smiles and eager to make a difference. For one hour these young men lifted heavy furniture, greeted people and pitched in wherever they were needed.

The experience for two members of the team had to be particularly personal; Moncell Allen and Anthony Kendrick know all too well the devastation that comes with floods. They are survivors of Hurricane Katrina. CAP served in Mississippi for three months after Katrina and also knows about the extreme conditions experienced by so many in that disaster. Giving back is a cathartic process and we hope that today we helped these two young men and their teammates feel the pride and joy that comes with service to others.

But this team is no stranger to community service. Under the guidance of Coach Joker Phillips and his new initiative Operation Win, donating their time to the community is something expected of these players. And a life skill that’s taught off the field that will stay with them far after their UK football years.


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