Kentucky, Western Kentucky to play game to raise funds for tornado relief

On the identical day that the Kentucky males’s basketball workforce had to postpone its Wednesday matchup with rival Louisville due to a COVID-19 outbreak throughout the Cardinals’ program, the Wildcats have shortly discovered a alternative opponent—and a worthy trigger to play for.

Kentucky will play Western Kentucky as a substitute in a game that may raise cash for tornado relief after a devastating tornado ravaged the area earlier this month, the school announced Monday. Information of the game was initially reported by Matt Norlander of CBS Sports.

“We had been all upset to be taught we can’t have the opportunity to play Louisville on Wednesday, however I’m thrilled we had been in a position to come collectively shortly and put this game collectively for everybody on this state,” Kentucky head coach John Calipari stated. “I need to thank Western Kentucky for working with us on brief discover. Not solely will this be an excellent take a look at for our workforce, however we shall be in a position to present assist to the Western Kentucky area and elevate the spirits of some particular individuals who really want it.”

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