DO YOU REFUSE TO LOSE?
John Calipari is in his fifth season at Kentucky and 22nd overall as a college head coach. In 2012, Coach Cal’s Kentucky Wildcats, with a Refuse to Lose” mentality, won the national championship, the first at UK since 1998. Using a players-first approach, Coach Cal has guided 29 players to the NBA, including three No. 1 draft picks.
Coach Cal’s role as a basketball coach is just part of his story. His foundation, The Calipari Foundation has raised millions of dollars to help the lives of those in need in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across the country. In 2010, he used a telethon to raise more than $1 million for victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and he organized another one in 2012 for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
The Calipari Foundation, whose purpose is to improve the quality of life both in and through communities across the country, has worked with organizations like the Starkey Hearing Foundation, Samaritan’s Feet, the American Red Cross, 4 Paws for Ability, the Everfi Financial Literacy program, the Urban League of Lexington, the V Foundation and more.
Part of the driving force behind the “Coach John Calipari Refuse to Lose to Lose Signature Series” is to raise money for the foundation to continue to actively invest and improve the communities, programs and organizations it currently works with on a daily basis. Partial proceeds from each and every sale from the line will go The Calipari Foundation.
Coach Cal is proud to partner with ST Brands, a leader in high-quality athletic performance apparel, not only to make available high-performance clothing designed for the “Refuse to Lose” competitor in you, but to raise money for charity in the process.