President Barack Obama will call the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team Tuesday afternoon to thank it for raising over $1 million for Haiti earthquake relief efforts through “Hoops for Haiti."
“Hoops for Haiti” is a telethon that was led by University of Kentucky’s head coach John Calipari. Coach Calipari led the telethon on Jan. 17 and it was streamed live at, according to
Obama is a huge basketball fan. He hosted the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA's defending champion at the White House Monday and watched his youngest daughter Sasha play in a game in Chevy Chase, Md. on Saturday.