Community Outreach - CATS in the Community
CATS offers student-athletes the opportunity to volunteer their time to help those in the community. The Outreach area has shown a significant increase in the number of student-athletes volunteering and the number of activities organized. During the 2011-12 academic year student-athletes volunteered over 4,000 hours of their time to community service in addition to going to class, attending practice, studying, and traveling to tournaments.
How to request a student-athlete volunteer or group
The CATS Outreach Policy requires at least two weeks advanced notice to schedule a student-athlete for any volunteer activity due to the large number of requests we receive weekly. Furthermore, in order to request a UK student-athlete volunteer, an organization or event site must be within 30 miles of our Lexington campus. Student-athletes cannot afford to travel long distances due to the intense nature of their academic and athletic commitments (NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from missing class to attend an event).
UK Athletics does not allow our student-athletes to participate in fundraisers of any kind.
If making a request for a head coach, please contact his/her office directly. Contact information can be found in our staff directory located on the UK Athletics home page.
If making a request for the Wildcat mascot, please contact UK Head Cheerleading Coach Jomo Thompson at (859) 257-1027 or email@example.com
Upcoming Outreach Events: No events scheduled
***Habitat for Humanity, Hope Lodge, Ronald McDonald House, CATS Cultivating Character, UK Children's Hospital, God's Pantry, Bluegrass Technology Center, Elementary School mentoring and Salvation Army opportunities available upon request.