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The team came back out to meet Special Olympics athletes

Of all the great things that happened Tuesday night, nothing topped what occurred after the game when most of Rupp Arena had already cleared out.

The team came back out from the locker room to meet some of the athletes from Special Olympics Kentucky at mid-court. There were 100 Special Olympics athletes, coaches and family members in the crowd as guests of UK Athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, and the team took time to meet all of them and pose for photos.

The win was a lot of fun, but the kindness that followed says a lot more about the team than a win over South Carolina.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

8 Comments for The team came back out to meet Special Olympics athletes



  1. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    9:46 pm February 5, 2019 Permalink

    And that’s how it’s done.



  2. Natureboy42
    9:47 pm February 5, 2019 Permalink

    This is why I like Cal and the guys we bring in. It’s not all basketball it’s about being good human beings and caring about others. I applaud both cal and the players.



    • TheAssman
      10:08 pm February 5, 2019 Permalink

      Cal is the absolute, hands down BEST UK ambassador for b-ball and all things UK.



    • magimae
      10:35 pm February 5, 2019 Permalink

      What a special moment, those kids will always remember. God bless our CATS



  3. Tango98
    9:56 pm February 5, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome!



  4. bigbluebanana
    10:31 pm February 5, 2019 Permalink

    This is great. We should be proud of our guys on so many levels.



  5. JASUN74
    3:10 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

    This is a special group of kids we have, a special group of kids they got to meet today to. Everyone on the floor is will remember this for a long time. So proud to be a
    Kentucky Wildcat Fan.