This weekend, the University of Kentucky put on a charity event at a Rupp Arena. The announced crowd was just a tad bit over 10,000 but it was a success nonetheless. The event was put on in the form of a set of exhibition games. The show featured the presence of former Wildcats Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Oliver Simmons, and Tony Delks.
Delks was the high scorer in the first exhibition, going for 23 points.
The event went very well for Kentucky, as they raised a total of $350,000. The funds were distributed among a select group of charities, including Tornado relief in West Liberty ($110,000) and providing service dogs for wounded veterans ($60,000).
The event also featured a special guest, Kentucky “super fan” Drake. Toronto’s favorite son was asked by coach Calipari to coach at the event and Drizzy was happy to oblige. Drake’s connection, however weird and unexplained, has been made apparent. When Kentucky won their title last season, a ring was sent over to Drizzy. I wouldn’t be able to tell you why, but the guy has a national championship ring.
It has to be said, though, that this was pretty nice. Drake seemed honored by the whole thing. Here’s a video of Drizzy meeting coach Cal at the event:
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Mohamed Abdihakim is a journalism student at Florida Atlantic University. He is a Phoenix Suns fan, who is not prepared for the possibility of Nash winning a title in a Lakers jersey. Mohamed is also a contributor at “Les Snobs”. Interests include International basketball, Mad Men , and blues music. Twitter handle: @Abdi_hakim