The Kentucky men’s basketball team gave back to the community today, heading to Lexington’s Picadome Elementary School as part of a day of fun. There, the team distributed packed lunches, played duck-duck-goose, participated in relay races, and put on a show for the young fans.
Afterward, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro stuck around to answer some questions about their day of play, where they each said they had just as much fun as the kids did.
KSR was there to get some footage, featuring several impressive dunks, shots, and contagious laughs.
Take a look:
Here’s Kentucky basketball’s video from the day, featuring some up close and personal footage, including a mic’d up Keldon Johnson:
Keldon Johnson said it best: "I think we had just as much fun as the kids. … It really makes our day to see the kids smiling and having fun."
Come along for the ride with us at Picadome Elementary School. This is a fun group. pic.twitter.com/uMDZkkehn6
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 14, 2018
It was part of UK’s partnership with God’s Pantry, where the team spent several hours packing lunches for various schools in the local area. After their time at Picadome, they traveled to the other schools to drop off their lunches and say hello.
Here are some pictures taken by UK Athletics at their stop at Picadome:
Johnson and Herro weren’t lying, the Wildcats had just as much fun as the kids did. They were laughing, smiling, and cheering the whole time, making sure each kid in attendance had the time of their lives.
This is a special, special team.