Calipari and Team Visit Kentucky Children's Hospital
Media Contact: Mary Colliver
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 05, 2010) −University of Kentucky Men's Basketball
Coach John Calipari, coaches and several members of the UK men's
basketball team brightened the day for young patients when they made a
visit on Dec. 22 to Kentucky Children's Hospital.
The children and their families were thrilled when the team members
visited and signed autographs and posed for photos with them. Everyone
congratulated the coaches and team for the historic 2,000th win.
"We really appreciate Coach Cal and the other coaches bringing the
team to our Kentucky Children's Hospital," said Dr. Tim Bricker,
professor and chairman of pediatrics, UK College of Medicine, and
physician-in-chief of Kentucky Children's Hospital. "We also appreciate
Coach Cal for contributing to the best in care for children at the
Kentucky Children's Hospital."
This year, Coach Calipari and Papa John's President Jude Thompson
donated $50,000 to Kentucky Children's Hospital. And, a donation of
$5,000 was given to Kentucky Children's Hospital on behalf of the
Calipari Family Foundation for Children during the "Bounce Back " kick-off book tour at the Fayette County UK Alumni Club.
Kentucky Children's Hospital works to improve the lives and health of
children and to provide a more optimistic future for their families.
More than 70 pediatric specialists, 300 pediatric nurses and an
impressive number of respiratory therapists, dieticians, social workers,
pharmacists and child-life specialists are dedicated to caring for
children. Each year, Kentucky Children's Hospital admits more than 6,000
children and serves another 60,000 through emergency care, clinics and
For more information about the hospital, go to Kentucky Children's Hospital or call 859-257-1121.