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Alumni Weekend Raises $350,000 for Charity
Sep 15, 2012

Using the inaugural UK Alumni Charity Game as their springboard, John Calipari, the University of Kentucky and its former basketball stars raised $350,000 for charity on Saturday at Rupp Arena. Coupled with ticket sales and the help of the John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience, UK was able... Read More

Fantasy Experience Auction Raises $128k for Charity
Sep 14, 2012

This weekend’s Kentucky basketball events — the UK Alumni Charity Game and John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience — were already slated to make hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.

That wasn’t enough for John Calipari.

Hosting the Fantasy Experience participants at... Read More

Coach Calipari understands ‘luck,’ purpose, the advice mama gave him – and giving back
Aug 20, 2012

As he approaches his fourth season as coach of the University of Kentucky basketball team, John Calipari sounds a lot like the awe-struck, wide-eyed kids who flock to his camps as worshipful followers. And the parents who tag along, hoping to get a noticing nod from the Great One.

He just... Read More

Coach Cal Book Club Partners with Lexington Public Library
Jun 02, 2012

John Calipari wants you to read. Now he’s making sure the Big Blue Nation has another option to do so in Lexington.

Coach Cal and his book club have partnered with the Lexington Public Library to make it easier for fans to pick up a book and read. If you live in Lexington and would rather... Read More

Coach Cal Encourages Big Blue Fans to Help in Storm Relief Efforts
Mar 05, 2012

If there is one thing John Calipari knows about the Big Blue Nation, it’s the fan base’s passion. Now he’s hoping the Kentucky fan base will use that passion to assist those affected by this week’s storms.

Coach Cal is encouraging people to join in the Kentucky Cares Campaign, which is... Read More

Coach Calipari Launches Statewide Financial Literacy Initiative in Kentucky Elementary Schools
Aug 11, 2011

University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari today announced a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to children across the state of Kentucky. The Calipari Family Foundation will partner with local banks and EverFi, Inc. to provide the VaultTM Understanding Money... Read More

Signed, Empty Bottles Available to Benefit Nashville and Kentucky Flood Relief
May 10, 2011

For a limited time, the Calipari Family Foundation is proud to announce the availability of several hundred, empty Maker’s Mark bottles signed by Coach Calipari. Five dollars from each of these sold bottles will go toward flood relief in both Nashville and portions of Kentucky (through the... Read More

Coach John Calipari Teams up with Mike Gottfried and Team Focus to Bring Mentoring Program to Kentucky
May 03, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Basketball Coach John Calipari and former college football college and TV analyst Mike Gottfried today announced Calipari’s commitment to Gottfried’s decade-old Team Focus Program. A comprehensive, year-round community and outreach program started by Gottfried and his... Read More