The Kentucky basketball team is hosting a telethon tonight to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief in New York. UK plans to present a check prior to Friday night’s game against Maryland. Cal said he will auction off signed memorabilia from the Final Four, including pieces of the floor, to go along with the phone donations.
Phone banks will be open from 6:00-9:00 p.m for those interested in contributing. The telethon can be seen in Lexington live on WKYT from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and then coverage will then switch over to CWKYT from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Members of the UK men’s basketball team will take phone calls and donations from 7:00-9:00 p.m. People wanting to make a donation in the Lexington area can call 859.299.5455 and those outside the Lexington area can call toll free 855.257.2700.
During non-telethon hours, people can call the Red Cross at 859.253.1331 or 800.RED.CROSS. Additionally, monetary donations can also be taken to any Central Bank location in Lexington.
The special event will also stream live at WKYT.com where donations can also be made for 24 hours beginning at 7:00 p.m. and people can bid on various items that will be auctioned off.
KSR will live blog the entire two hours here on the site. It’ll also be embedded on WKYT.com
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of the catastrophic storm.
For more information from the Red Cross, contact Winn Stephens at [email protected]