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U of L Cardinal Caravan Will Make Six Area Stops

The Cardinal Bird will join the six stops of the Cardinal Caravan in June.
The Cardinal Bird will join the six stops of the Cardinal Caravan in June.

April 24, 2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville coaches and athletics staff members will make six regional stops during the first two weeks in June with its annual "Cardinal Caravan" in an effort to reach out to U of L fans.

"Our entire athletics staff enjoys our annual summer visits on the Cardinal Caravan," said Tom Jurich, Vice President and Director of Athletics at U of L. "This seventh annual event provides us with the opportunity to reach out beyond our campus community to personally greet and thank so many Cardinal fans for their continued support."

The Cardinal Caravan will kick off on June 3 in Shelbyville, Ky. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Pavilion at 5:30 p.m. Members of the U of L coaching and support staff will also visit Lamplighter Park in Madison, Ind. on June 4; Executive Inn Rivermont in Owensboro, Ky. on June 5; in the Northern Kentucky/CIncinnati area at Molly Malone's Irish Pub in Covington, Ky. on June 10; the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, Ky. on June 11; and Huber's Orchard and Winery in Starlight, Ind. on June 12. Additional stops in the Louisville area will occur in August at locations and dates to be determined.

The 2008 Cardinal Caravan will include a commemorative t-shirt giveaway, appearances by the national champion U of L cheerleaders, Ladybirds and Cardinal Bird, as well as a special Caravan issue of the Louisville Sports Report. Among those scheduled to appear at selected stops at the free events are Jurich, men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, football coach Steve Kragthorpe and women's basketball coach Jeff Walz, as well as additional U of L coaches and staff members.

All stops are free with food and beverages available, along with free raffle drawings for great Cardinal items. Additional information on the Cardinal Caravan may be obtained by calling the Cardinal Athletic Fund at (502) 852-5735 or at

2008 Cardinal Caravan Schedule
Date    Day    Area                Time       Site
June 3  Tues.  Shelbyville, Ky.    5:30 p.m.  Shelby County Fairgrounds Pavilion
                                                1513 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, Ky.
June 4  Wed.   Madison, Ind.       5:30 p.m.  Lamplighter Park
                                                Broadway & West Sts., Madison, Ind.
                                                (should there be inclement weather, this site
                                                will move to Brown Gym near Lamplighter Park)
June 5  Thur.  Owensboro, Ky.      5:30 p.m.  Executive Inn Rivermont
                                                1 Executive Blvd, Owensboro, Ky.
June 10 Tues.  Northern Kentucky / 5:30 p.m.  Molly Malone's Irish Pub
                 Cincinnati                     112 E. Fourth St., Covington, Ky.
June 11 Wed.   Elizabethtown, Ky.  5:30 p.m.  Pritchard Community Center
                                                404 South Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, Ky.
June 12 Thur.  Southern Indiana    6:00 p.m.  Huber's Orchard & Winery
                                                19816 Huber Rd., Starlight, Ind.
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