UK Cal coach is offering VIP basketball tickets to Miner and family seen in photo

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A photo of an eastern Kentucky miner with his son at a basketball game is making waves on social media. The man, who looks like a miner, is pictured, still in his dirty work clothes, with coal on his face and hands, as he plays with his son in Friday’s White and Blue game at the University of Kentucky. That prompted UK basketball head coach John Calipari to invite the man to a VIP reception at Rupp Arena for an upcoming Wildcats game. Calipari said he didn’t know the name of the man in the photo, but he heard the man rushing to the game. to be with his son after his shift. The game was played for the first time at the Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville. It is usually held at Rupp Arena. Calipari said on social media that the photo reminded him of his own family’s early roots in coal mining in West Virginia. “My family’s American dream started in a coal mine in Clarksburg, West Virginia, so this shot sticks in my head,” Calipari’s social media post read in part. He then extended an invitation to play at Rupp. The idea behind moving the venue was to give Kentucky fans an experience with his team that they don’t normally get in their area. But he did more than that, raising more than $160,000 for the Eastern Kentucky Team Flood Relief Fund. The post generated a lot of reaction and was shared multiple times. Scrolling through the comments, it appears that the person in the photo has been identified.There is no word yet on when Calipari and the person came into contact.

A photo of an eastern Kentucky miner with his son at a basketball game is making waves on social media.

The man, who looks like a miner, is pictured, still in his dirty work clothes, with coal on his face and hands, as he plays with his son in Friday’s White and Blue game at the University of Kentucky.

That prompted UK head coach John Calipari to invite the man to a VIP concert at Rupp Arena for an upcoming Wildcats game.

Calipari said he did not know the name of the man in the photo, but heard the man rush to the game to be with his son after his shift.

The game was first played at the Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville. It is usually held at Rupp Arena.

Calipari said on social media that the photo reminded him of his own family’s early roots in the coal mines of West Virginia.

“My family’s American dream started in a coal mine in Clarksburg, West Virginia, so this picture comes to mind,” Calipari’s social media post read in part.

He then extended an invitation to play at Rupp.

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The idea of ​​moving the venue was to give Kentucky fans an experience with their team that they don’t normally get in their own area.

However, it did more than that as it raised more than $160,000 for the Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Team Fund.

This content was imported from Facebook. You may be able to find the same content in a different format, or you may be able to find more information on their website.

The publication caused a lot of reactions and was shared several times. If you scroll through the comments, it seems that the person in the photo has been identified.

There is no word yet on when Calipari and the man came into contact.

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