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UK basketball team provides food, fun for elementary students (Vicky Graff Photo Gallery)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Giving back is something Kentucky coach John Calipari emphasizes to his players and it often shows in the way former Cats who have successful NBA careers find ways to get involved in various charities.

But Calipari plants the seeds of servanthood early by doing things like the Cats did Friday when the players delivered bags of food from God’s Pantry to Picadome Elementary School in Lexington so students who need extra food at home over the weekend would have it.

Like always, the players also stayed to play various games with the elementary students and I have always thought this is a team with dynamic personalities that not only are UK fans going to love but has players who will love opportunities like this.

Members of UK Athletics deliver food for the students at Picadome every week. The men’s basketball team has made this special delivery for the past seven years.

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