The Kentucky Wildcats are headed to eastern Kentucky for their inaugural service trip.
Twenty-five student-athletes and staff members will participate in the inaugural trip, traveling to Harlan, Kentucky, June 21-23 for a three-day, two-night service experience unlike any before. This special group will be embarking on service opportunities, working directly with non-profit organizations in the Harlan area. This inaugural trip is designed to reach out to an often underserved region of Kentucky, as well as to provide educational opportunities to student-athletes and staff about this particular region of Kentucky.
The first stop will be with Willing Hearts on June 21. The student athletes will take a two-hour class on creating stain glass work. They will then crate their own works of art to be sold by Willing Hearts. The proceeds will go to help members of the Harlan area.
The second stop is with Club 180. They will help with renovation projects and offer a free sports skills session.
The final day of the trip will be with different organizations in the Harlan area.
“Willing Hearts and Club 180 are organizations that are drastically different from one another, but each of their efforts are so admirable,” said McKenzie Watson, who graduated this spring after four seasons as a member of the Kentucky volleyball team. “Both organizations are pouring their hearts into their community and providing hope to the people of Harlan. Being from Kentucky, I’m honored to be able to join UK Athletics on this exciting service trip and I’m looking forward to giving back to the BBN in any way that we can.”
This is an awesome charitable act that the Kentucky student-athletes are doing!
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