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 2013-14 academic year student-athletes volunteered over 4,300 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
Please contact Dustin Lewis, UK Life Skills Coordinator, at Dustin.Lewis@uky.edu if you would like to request a student-athlete volunteer.
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).
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 University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team, please e-mail Sandy Bell, UK Athletics Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org
If making a request for the Wildcat mascot, please contact UK Head Cheerleading Coach Jomo Thompson at email@example.com
UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS AND PROGRAMS – Please download the Helper Helper smartphone application on Google play or the App store to view Spring 2015 community service opportunities.