The Legends welcomed University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari and a host of sports celebrities to Whitaker Bank Ballpark Sunday for the first Coach Cal Celebrity Softball Classic.
Proceeds benefited flood relief efforts in Louisiana.
“Coach Cal’s commitment to our community and to those in need is truly second to none,” said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea. “It is a true inspiration seeing everything he does for Kentucky and for those around the world who need assistance.”
The softball game represented the first time on a baseball field in years for some of the participants, as noted in Jerry Tipton’s story in the Herald-Leader and on Kentucky.com, but Karl-Anthony Towns, the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2015-16 after a standout season at UK in 2014-15, seemed right at home on the diamond.
Towns won the Home Run Derby competition, and not only did he clear the temporary softball fence with regularity, he also reached the baseball bleachers with one clout.
Watch it all on the Legends video on YouTube. (Towns takes his first round of Home Run Derby cuts at 45:53).