Cardinal Caravan to make six stops

Mark your calendars. The dates and locations for the 2004 edition of the Cardinal Caravan have been announced.

University of Louisville coaches and athletics staff members will make six stops in May and June with the "Cardinal Caravan" in an effort to reach out to U of L fans.

"This annual tour is a great way for our coaches to get out and meet the fans that fill our stadium and arenas each season," said Tom Jurich, Vice President and Director of Athletics at U of L. "Each year, the caravan grows and we look forward to some new locations this year. As we make the transition to the Big East Conference, this is one way we can greet and say thank you face-to-face to our many U of L supporters who are extremely excited about this move."

The Cardinal Caravan will kick off on May 21 at the Cardinal Classic Golf Tournament, an annual event at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Ky. which will be followed by a dinner and speaking program featuring U of L coaches. Reservations for the tournament and dinner may be made by contacting the U of L Special Events office at (502) 852-1974.

Members of the U of L coaching and support staff will also visit Elizabethtown, Ky. on June 1; southern Indiana on June 3; west Louisville on June 7; Shelbyville, Ky. on June 15; and a site to be determined in southern Louisville on June 17. Among those scheduled to appear at selected stops at the free events are Jurich, men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, football coach Bobby Petrino and women's basketball coach Tom Collen. Please contact the representative at the sites listed below to reserve your spot for each event. For further information on the Cardinal Caravan, contact the U of L special events office at (502) 852-1974.

2004 Cardinal Caravan Sites

Date    Site                                         City
May 21  Cardinal Classic at the Cardinal Club        Simpsonville, Ky.
Time: 6 p.m.  Reservations:  Patsy Wynne    502-852-1974

June 1  Three-Putt Willie's at Pine Valley Golf Club Elizabethtown, Ky.
Time: 5:30-7pm Reservations: Jack Ridge     502-817-2159

June 3  Huber Orchard and Winery                     Starlight, Ind.
Time: 7-9 p.m. Reservations: Greg Huber     502-817-7654

June 7  Jay's Cafeteria                              Louisville, Ky.
Time: 5:30-7 p.m. Reservations: Devon Thomas   502-852-2473

June 15 Shelbyville Country Club                     Shelbyville, Ky.
Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Reservations: Jeff Reynolds  502-321-8930

June 17 Mike Linnig's Restaurant                     Louisville, Ky.
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Reservations: Patsy Wynne    502-852-1974

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