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Kentucky Basketball gives back at Samaritan’s Feet in the Bahamas



One of the lasting images from Kentucky’s trip to the Bahamas in 2014 was Karl Towns giving his socks to a young boy after washing his feet during a volunteer opportunity with Samaritan’s Feet, an organization that distributes shoes to impoverished children around the world.

This morning, the current Kentucky team is back with Samaritan’s Feet to meet local Bahamian children, wash their feet, and help them into new socks and shoes. The images and videos are just as powerful now as they were back in 2014:







Last night, John Calipari prepared his squad for the experience, which I doubt is one they’ll ever forget.

UPDATE: Kentucky just released this excellent video of the experience. Stop what you’re doing and watch.


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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16 Comments for Kentucky Basketball gives back at Samaritan’s Feet in the Bahamas

  1. Alleykat16
    10:31 am August 7, 2018 Permalink

    I love our coach. None better

    • unbridled
      7:12 am August 8, 2018 Permalink

      Two things….

      1. We are lucky to have coach Cal. Guy is legit no matter what people say.

      2. Reid Travis is a beast!

  2. yodasgreendong
    10:34 am August 7, 2018 Permalink

    Reason number 329 why our guys, our team, our coach, are the best. Not only are our players learning a lesson, but think about what these young kids getting their feet washed learn. That’ll stick with them for life.

  3. lexslamman
    10:39 am August 7, 2018 Permalink

    “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”

  4. KYcats11
    10:59 am August 7, 2018 Permalink


  5. StuckinLville
    11:13 am August 7, 2018 Permalink

    God I love this man and I am so glad to see that all the players look like they thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this. Many kids would turn their nose up but that’s why Cal recruits the players he does. Maybe it’s because I don’t follow other teams, but I don’t think any coach or school does for charity the way our coach does. Very proud of this team already!

  6. Iamheasyouarehe
    11:26 am August 7, 2018 Permalink

    There is NO other coach I want to coach our young men.

  7. Wade
    11:51 am August 7, 2018 Permalink


  8. rockyou
    12:34 pm August 7, 2018 Permalink

    This is an example of why I love coach Cal, He’s not only a great coach, but an even better person.

  9. rickshelton
    1:54 pm August 7, 2018 Permalink

    This is how coach Cal makes these boys into real men. Leading by example and showing them how to serve others.

  10. Wade
    2:30 pm August 7, 2018 Permalink

    Life goes on after basketball before and in between as well. Can’t just be a prick with money. You must understand be smart aware and selfless. I know a guy who played football at FSU made it to the nfl and played 5 seasons and got paid. He shops at the mall alone buying clothes to impress somebody that doesn’t care because he’s a prick with nice shoes.

  11. GM1978
    5:06 pm August 7, 2018 Permalink

    My family has been very involved with the Samaritan’s Feet charity for almost a decade, and I can tell you these players experienced a VERY powerful moment…

  12. ClutchCargo
    1:10 am August 8, 2018 Permalink

    Guaranteed the players got more out of this than even the kids did. So glad we have a coach who sees the big picture and takes the opportunity to have a teaching moment outside of basketball.

  13. Tom Bombadil
    6:48 am August 8, 2018 Permalink

    So awesome to see! Very powerful moments

  14. skyzoo5
    11:21 am August 8, 2018 Permalink

    It’s truly inspiring to see the love, compassion, and respect Coach Cal, his staff and the players show to others! I truly feel blessed as a basketball fan to be a part of the Big Blue Nation, and to celebrate precious moments that our team produces on just about a daily basis! Love you Coach Cal and your entire staff/team. Much respect and love.

    • Christians4Trump
      1:22 pm August 8, 2018 Permalink

      I see a bunch of liberals who want to let preverted men in the womans room ,,,, but i wont judg only GOD can HMMMM isnt that right ??