LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – When last weekend’s devastating tornadoes tore through a number of states and ravaged Western Kentucky, the University of Kentucky stepped up to start helping the cause.
A number of fundraisers and donation drives have been held throughout the week to bring resources to Mayfield and other areas of Western Kentucky, and a few UK football players jumped in to help.
Will Levis, Wan’Dale Robinson, Chris Rodriguez and Josh Paschal held an autograph signing together at KSBar & Grille on Saturday, with all the proceeds going toward the Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.
“Anytime that we have the opportunity to help someone in this family and this state of Kentucky and this football program we jump right on that so I’m proud of this fanbase and proud of this program,” Paschal said.
Levis sent out a tweet last Saturday hours after the disaster last weekend saying he already had plans in the works to have a fundraiser, and recruit some of his highest-profile teammates to join him.
“I think that whenever things like this happen in the world it just puts things into perspective and makes you realize how fortunate you are so especially in the position that we’re with the great season that we’re having and the following that we have due to that performance on the field it’s good to use that platform,” Levis said.
The Wildcats are preparing to play in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 against Iowa.