"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