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West Liberty Recovery Around The Web

Yesterday KSR and Coach Cal gave back. While the official numbers have yet to be released the amount will surely make a big difference in the community of West Liberty. Here are some of the various news reports from around the web that covered the event.

First up comes the news report from WYMT Eastern Kentucky news:



Lexington’s WKYT was on the scene in Morgan County to cover the event and had some great quotes from Cal “Think about this story in three years, where people look back and say, you mean you recovered from that? Not only recovered, but are thriving? That’s a movie,” I’d pay to see it.


The world of print also helped bring some attention to the event.

On Cal discusses the reasoning behind his generosity:

“The best thing about today is finding out the money will be applied for and awarded directly to the individuals and businesses in the town of West Liberty,” Calipari said. “It ensures the common folk will be touched by what we did today. That’s why Ellen and I decided to match. It’s a totally different deal when you know there is a face behind the cause.”

While Cal has come in  to the Wildcat family and saved the UK basketball program his impact as an ambassador of the program may be his greatest legacy. Between Hoops for Haiti, the Calipari Foundation, and now this it’s hard to imagine having a better employee in any job.

The Herald-Leader also had a write up and an excellent photo gallery full of Cal signing autographs and posing for pictures with the fans.

Finally, Kyle Tucker of the courier-journal has a nice write up of the event and like Cal is quoted in the article “The work is not done in West Liberty”.


Donations can still be made for the tornado ravaged town at

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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3 Comments for West Liberty Recovery Around The Web

  1. Sarah White
    12:16 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Has “came” in? Really?

  2. jp7
    3:28 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    They can call him a cheater and question all they want to about the wins revoked in Memphis and UMass, but once again John Calipari shows what he truly is made of and that he “gets it”. When will you see Coach K, Ol’ Roy, or Whiner Boehiem do something like this. Hats off to Coach Cal.

  3. Beavis
    4:01 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Guess this was not an interesting enough story for the national media types. I mean here we have a great ” real ” human interest story about a coach giving back to the state. Since there were not any unnamed sources or anonymous polls involved,,,, guess the national sports writers were not interested. Heaven forbid they show coach Cal in a positive light. What a bunch of dirt bags.