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Brennan Canada Represents UK on SEC Community Service Team

Brennan Canada Represents UK on SEC Community Service Team

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Brennan Canada, a graduate-student on the Kentucky men’s basketball team, has been selected to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, the league office announced on Wednesday.

The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 22 league-sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his community in superior service efforts.

Canada has been involved in numerous community service projects since arriving in Lexington back in 2019 including working with the Salvation Army, God’s Pantry, the Ronald McDonald House, the UK Children’s Hospital and Philabundance.

He was a part of two telethons to help raise awareness and funding for two natural disasters in Kentucky. In addition to a telethon, Canada and his teammates held an open practice that raised more than $3 million in funding for those affected by devastating flooding in eastern Kentucky in the summer of 2022. He was also a participant in a 2021 telethon that raised money for victims of tornadoes in the western part of the state.

In addition to those major projects, Canada has worked with God’s Pantry in packing food and delivering lunches to local schools, visited Kentucky Children’s hospitals and Fayette County schools and served Thanksgiving meals with the Salvation Army. Canada has also worked with Samaritan’s Feet, an organization which washes the feet of youth and distributes new shoes.

A native of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Canada was inducted into the Frank G. Ham Honor Society in 2022. The society honors UK student-athletes who have shown extraordinary commitment to academic excellence, athletic participation, personal development, career preparation and serving as a role model.

He is a 2022 UK graduate with a degree in communication. He will graduate with a master’s degree in sport leadership in May of 2024. Canada is also a three-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

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