“I really need all of you to help get the word out about the telethon on Wednesday. We’ve got some money together for matching funds kind of like we did with Hoops for Haiti. We’re trying to make it more for the players, the guys in the NBA. We’re reaching out, those guys are all helping us. We’re doing some stuff.
“We won the national title, and even at the time I told my wife, I wonder how do we use this opportunity we’ve been given to reach out. We did the tour and all that, and that was nice. It made a lot of people smile. But you think about it: we’re able now to come back and use that to help the people of this hurricane. We won the national title. We’re going to auction off some of the floor. We’re doing different things that are all geared toward this championship to say we’re going to use all this stuff that we’ve been given through this championship season last year, now we figure out how we can use what’s been done for us.”
John Calipari asked media for help spreading the word about his telethon on Wednesday night to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast. He said pieces of the floor, signed by himself, Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be auctioned off, and the team hopes to deliver a check from the event when they travel to New York Friday.