Get ready LouisvilleKY! Cards football is about to begin Monday, Aug 29 2016 

What’s New at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville football fans attending the Cardinals’ Sept. 1 opening game against Charlotte will notice several new features that are designed to aid location services and provide added customer service throughout the upcoming season.

 
New 15-foot-tall sign towers located throughout the parking lots will provide game day information, maps, directional information, tailgating policies and stadium prohibited items.  Once inside the stadium gates, fans will see new “You Are Here” maps throughout the stadium to provide guests with location references.  New wayfinding signage throughout the stadium is in place to direct fans in the appropriate direction.
 
Stadium personnel are introducing a new customer service platform this season that includes participation by the full game day staff throughout the stadium.  “We are here for you” is a commitment to fans, donors and guests to improve everyone’s game day experience and assure that no question goes unanswered.  It includes city and campus police on the streets around the stadium, parking lot staff, security and ushering staff, concession and catering personnel, cleaning contractors and physical plant staff who are all working to provide the best game day experience in not only the ACC, but in the NCAA.
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In an effort to reconnect parents with lost children, UofL is providing a Tag-A -Kid program at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.  Parents are encouraged to visit the nearest Customer Relations Booth to receive a wrist band on which they can include their contact information and attach to their child to speed reconnecting any inadvertent separations that may occur.
 
Patrons who need assistance before they enter the stadium can look for our new Customer Relations staff that will be located throughout the stadium parking lots.  These staff members will be available to answer questions and relay information to the stadium command center on game days to help make everyone’s tailgating experience the best it can be.
 
Additional Important Items
Below are a few additional important items to note for Cardinal Football fans as they attend home games.
 
Accessible Shuttle Service
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium provides golf carts throughout the stadium Bronze and Green lots for patron assistance to and from the stadium for every home game.  These golf carts will help fans with accessibility needs to make the trip from the parking lot to the stadium gates.  The carts are designed to transport One Customer and One Companion.  Fans parking in any of the Green lots should walk to the west drive lane — which runs parallel to the train tracks — to find the Accessibility Shuttle Service.  Golf carts will be stationed at Gate 5 at the end of the game for transport back to vehicles.
 
Card March
Fans are encouraged to participate in the pregame CardMarch, which provides fans an opportunity to greet the Cardinals and cheer them on as the team enters the stadium.  The team will be dropped off on the south side of the Denny Crum Overpass on Central Avenue two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff (for example, 9:45 a.m. for a noon kickoff). With the assistance of the UofL marching band and spirit groups, the team will walk from the Green Lot, through the tunnel and into Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Fans are invited to arrive early and create an entrance way for the players as they head into the stadium.
 
Customer Relations
Customer Relations Booths can be found at Sections 108, 120 and 132 and on the UPS Flight Deck near the south elevators.  Services offered at the Customer Relations booths include but are not limited to:
·       Providing general information assistance
·       Tag-A-Kid / At-Risk Adult ID Program
·       Lost and found
·       Guest feedback forms
·       Family / Assisted restroom entry codes
·       Purchase game day program
·       Curtained area for mothers to breast feed their children within Customer Relations Booths located at Sections 108, 120 and 132.
 
Wheelchair Placement
Patrons with wheelchairs that are not assigned a seat in a specific wheelchair section should park their wheel chairs in the nearest wheelchair seating section and check it in with the volunteer usher where it will be stored during the event. The stadium does not recommend leaving wheelchairs unattended in the inner concourse during the event.
 
Wheelchair Assistance Inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Wheelchair assistance will be available for all home games for fans needing assistance to get from the stadium entry gates to the concourse/vomitory near where they are seated.  Fans are able to connect with the nearest usher/security guard at every stadium gate and ask for assistance.  Fan Assistance staff will arrive with a wheelchair and provide assistance to the fan in need.  This service will be provided both before and after UofL football games. 
 
Fans just need to contact the stadium at 502.852.0083 prior to leaving the stadium. A Fan Assistance staff member will then return to meet the fan and provide a ride back to either the Accessible Shuttle Service golf carts at Gate 5 or the nearest stadium exit gate.  Be advised that these staff members will not leave the stadium.  Fans that are in need of assistance to their vehicle in either the Bronze or Green parking lots will need to utilize the Accessible Shuttle Service golf carts located at Gate 5.
 
Handicapped Parking
Additional handicapped parking is available at the Floyd Street parking garage located at 2126 South Floyd Street. The Park and Ride Shuttle service will provide wheelchair accessible transport for handicapped fans from the garage to the stadium bus lane (located near Gate 3).  The Park and Ride Shuttles run three hours before kick-off and up to two hours after the completion of the game.  For example, for a noon game, the Park and Ride Shuttles will start at9:00 a.m.
 
Lactation Locations
A curtained area for mothers to breast feed their children is available within Customer Relations Booths located at Sections 108, 120 and 132.
 
Texting
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium has the capability to receive text messages from fans who want to report unruly fan behavior or any other issue without leaving their seat.  Text “VILLE” <space> with the issue and location to 69050.  A stadium staff member will let you know that we have received your text message and will work to ensure the issue is being addressed.

More Information
Additional information Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, including maps, driving directions, parking tips and stadium policies, is available online at this link:  http://gocards.com/facilities/?id=13

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Swan’s Song and Seven Sense, Flugtag, and Birthdays Friday, Aug 26 2016 

Ready for your final free weekend before football season? There’s plenty to do, starting with the Flugtag experience down at the Waterfront, where 40 groups will push their crafts off the edge of a 22-foot high platform. If history is any indication, most will promptly dive into the Ohio River, like those paper airplanes you used to try to fly across the room during Algebra class.

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Shawn Steele, Chris Nelson and Hunter Embry, organizers of the Seven Sense Festival

For details, check out last week’s Rusty Satellite Show podcast here with Bill DeReamer. Which is also a place to hear about Saturday’s big party on Preston, the Seven Sense Festival, featuring 40 bands, countless food trucks and opportunities to drink various types of alcohol.

However, Paula informs me that I won’t be doing any of that, because she’s got something cooked up for my birthday, which is Sunday. I’m not sure what’s in store, but I love a good surprise. And happy birthday to a bunch of ex-Rusty guests celebrating this week, including my Pike buddy and Oldham County attorney Steve Emery, Eye Care Institute chief Mark Prussian, and UK sports radio guy Matt Jones, who it turns out shares my birthday. Next week we’ll celebrate my EatDrinkTalk partner Steve Coomes b-day on Sept.1.

September 1, of course, is the opener at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium as Bobby Petrino’s bunch takes on Charlotte, the season’s designated patsy. Things get real Sept. 17 when Florida State comes to town. The Seminoles are being featured in one of those sports reality shows on Showtime, which is certain to highlight the trip to the ‘Ville. The consensus of all the sports talk radio folks in town is that the Cards should win 9 or 10 games, with the key contests against Florida State, Clemson and Houston, while down the road in Lexington, the optimists see a six-win season and bowl game in their future.

Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 11.34.26 AMOK – have you been wondering what’s up with Melissa Swan in the four months since she left the anchor chair at WHAS-TV. While I know most of you don’t watch the late news any more, Swan was a staple for three decades and on this week’s Rusty show, talks about adjusting to not having that schedule, the nickname she earned at the station (Little General) and the path she is taking to build a second career.

You can come hear her in person at the Breakfast of Champions event Sept. 13 at the University Club.

I also visited with Stephanie Clements. If you’re in a certain circle of folks, you’ve gotten lots of invitations to networking functions, or your social media has lit up with news about the Homeowner’s Resource Guide. Stephanie has built a significant business in just 3 years, and talks about that with me. Here it is:

 

A trio of robberies at local eateries — Comfy Cow, Seafood Lady and Monkey Wrench — got Steve Coomes and I talking about the brazen nature of the crimes and what might be behind it (drugs) on the latest EatDrinkTalk.net podcast. Steve went to French Lick to talk with master distiller Alan Bishop about new products that are on the way. And I spent a lively hour with Stacie Bale and Kate Lewison over at the Bank Street Brewhouse in New Albany, where they make their own beer and even grow hops along an outside wall.

Speaking of crime, the C-J checked in on the Angel Program in Jtown, where the Mayor and Police Department have copied a program that was successful in Boston that allows addicts to come to the police station and get treatment, not jail, right away. It started Aug. 1, and thus far seven individuals have taken advantage of it.

Another highlight of my week occurred in Jtown, where Wild Turkey distiller and legend Jimmy Russell spoke at the Gaslight Festival Kickoff Luncheon. Russell gets and deserves a ton of respect for his knowledge and expertise in all things bourbon, and for making friends with and hiring the brand’s new creative director, actor Matthew McConaughey. Here’s my piece on EDT.

On the Rusty show, I mentioned the success of my experience as an Uber/Lyft driver. This week, I received a nice bonus for nearly a year’s worth of referrals on Lyft. By using this offer code — RUSTYSATELLITE — at this link, you can get $50 in free rides, and you might even get me as your driver. This week’s highlight was picking up Metro Councilman-elect Brandon Coan and his wife Summer Auerbach, both former Rusty show guests, for a ride to the airport.

Finally, I’m aware that you’re probably not interested, but in the first week of bowling, and my first time at Ten Pin since my November ankle surgery, I was able to put up a 233 game, to the amazement of my teammates.

 

 

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Cardinals Celebrate new LouisvilleKY Thorntons Center of Excellence Grand Opening Thursday, Aug 18 2016 

 

Photos by Michelle Hutchins via www.gocards.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence, an impressive space for its student-athletes which is located beneath the Norton Terrace at the south end of the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

 

“It may be the finest facility that we’ve built and certainly one of the most important projects we’ve taken on during my time at Louisville,” said Tom Jurich, Vice President and Director of Athletics.  “It’s a student-first building that touches all 23 of our sports programs.  We sincerely appreciate the generosity of many people that invested in the future of so many student-athlete’s lives to create probably the finest academic center in the nation.  I want to particularly thank Matt Thornton, his family and his company for taking the lead on making all of this possible.”

Thorton Center for Academic at UofL

 

The state-of-the-art Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence houses academic operations and provides a central location for all student-athletes and academic staff, further assisting UofL student-athletes to excel in the classroom.

Thorton Center for Academic at UofL

The over 40,000-square-foot center features tutorial areas, a high-performance training table to feed the student-athletes, computer laboratories, and office and classroom space that will serve over 750 student-athletes across the Cardinals’ 23 sports on a daily basis.  A massive artistic video wall greets visitors upon entry in the Republic Bank Atrium and segmented spaces throughout the facility are numerous.  The 204-seat auditorium is equipped with a 18.5 feet by 10.5 feet screen and projection system.

Thorton Center for Academic at UofL

Several key contributors helped support the funding of the project. Thorntons made the lead $3 million gift for the Center, and in conjunction with Cardinals’ fans, helped raise approximately $6 million for their matching gift. A total of $2.5 million dollars was raised through the generosity and partnership with the iconic brand of Maker’s Mark, while Stites and Harbison demonstrated their belief in the academic mission of the athletic department by committing $2 million to the project.  Work on the $18.5 million facility began in May of 2015.

 

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Bats and Pokemon pair up this weekend at LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field Tuesday, Aug 16 2016 

LOUISVILLE BATS TO HOST PAIR OF POKÉMON GO NIGHTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats will host a pair of Pokémon Go nights this weekend at Louisville Slugger Field. On both Friday (6-9 p.m.) and Saturday (5-8 p.m.) night, fans can come to the ballpark and be guaranteed to catch Pokémon. The stadium will have three PokéStops and each will be lured for three hours both nights. The lures will begin when gates open (6 p.m.Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday) and last for three hours.
Fans who wish to purchase tickets for Pokémon Night may purchase them online at www.batsbaseball.com and earn $2 off the price of a normal ticket in advance of game day only when using the promo code: POKEMON (all caps).
On both nights there will be a contest for the strongest Pokémon caught and the most Pokémon caught during the timeframe. The fan(s) that shows their Pokémon Go Journal at the check-in table located at the Witherspoon gate entrance at the end of the contest and has collected thestrongest combat power Pokémon or the most Pokémon will each win a $50 Visa gift card.
Pokemon Go Night 
While at the ballpark, fans can battle the Pokémon they have caught at the Gym located on the corner of Preston and Main and battle for the right to earn control of the Louisville Slugger Field Pokémon Gym.
The Bats have drawn over 10 million fans since Louisville Slugger Field opened in April, 2000. Tickets for all regular season games are available. The entire 2016 Bats schedule, including updated promotions and special events, can be found at batsbaseball.com. Single-game tickets may be purchased online, by calling 1-855-228-8497 or by visiting the Louisville Slugger Field box office. Full and partial season tickets, along with group outings and suite rentals are available by calling the Bats front office at 502-212-2287.

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Study confirms soccer-specific stadium needed for continued soccer growth in LouisvilleKY Monday, Aug 8 2016 

Louisville, KY., – A study conducted by Convention, Sports & Leisure and Legends and released last week by Louisville Forward confirms that a soccer-specific stadium is needed to maintain and grow professional soccer in Louisville.

“While Louisville Slugger Field has been a good first home for professional soccer, we must remain competitive, and sharing fields is not sustainable,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Louisville City Football Club is off to a great start, and we must embrace the growing demand for soccer in our city and strategically prepare for long-term growth.”

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The Mayor added that, “Having vibrant arts, sports, entertainment and recreational activities is a core strategy for any competitive city,” but noted that, “we can only consider building a stadium if a significant portion of funding is committed by the private sector.”

The study calls for a soccer-specific stadium, with the ability to hold up to 10,000 seats, to be built by the year 2020. While no exact locations are named in the study, United Soccer League (USL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) – the two professional soccer leagues in the U.S. – prefer locating stadiums in or around downtown urban core areas, to enhance the market potential for professional soccer in terms of audience and growing fan base.

Louisville City Football Club (LCFC) currently is part of the USL.

The site selection portion of the study is omitted for the obvious reason that the publication of that information likely would lead to land speculation that could ultimately cost the City (and the taxpayers) more money.

“The Louisville City ownership and entire organization appreciate Mayor Fischer’s and Metro Government’s support to conduct this study,” said team president Amanda Duffy. “We are thrilled this study confirms the support, steps and feasibility for a soccer-specific stadium in Louisville.  The success Louisville City has experienced on and off the field has been resounding, and we look forward to working closely with members of Metro Council and other civic leaders to take the next steps as recommended by this study.”

The call for a soccer-specific stadium builds on the growing demand for the sport. LCFC’s inaugural 2015 season exceeded expectations as the team averaged more than 7,000 fans per game, ranking the club second highest for attendance among 24 USL teams and more than double the league average attendance.

“Obviously, for us and the community the benefit of a stadium is that it’s a focal point for youth and an academy to come in and participate — play where the pros play,” said head coach James O’Connor. “There are so many factors that become critical to a soccer program. A stadium is definitely one of them.”

In addition to the city study, the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau is conducting a separate study that examines the feasibility of building an amateur youth sports complex, which could house sports such as soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and soccer, and draw new visitors to Louisville for regional and national tournaments.

“The Louisville CVB has a feasibility study currently underway on how a potential Sports Complex would create opportunities to grow our vibrant sports market,” said Karen Williams, president and CEO of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Working with the Louisville Sports Commission and others, Louisville has been successful with tourism business from hosting youth volleyball and basketball particularly. Adding youth soccer tournament capability would be another offering to add to this economic development mix.”

The final decision to build a soccer-specific stadium will require much more dialogue and public discussion with partners such as Louisville Metro Council, LCFC and citizens.

Recommendations presented in the study are the first step in the decision-making process and will be used to make an informed decision on whether to pursue the construction of a soccer-specific stadium.

Soccer-specific venues in markets similar to Louisville that were assessed during the study include Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas; Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh, Penn.; RGVFC Stadium in Edinburg, Texas; Bonney Field in Sacramento, Calif.; Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.; and, WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

Click here to read more about the study.

Click here to access the soccer study.

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Deer Me at Perry Park, Talking a Dive Bar, Vegan Jerky and the Doctor of Dunk Friday, Aug 5 2016 

Greetings from Perry Park, Ky., an amazing little resort an hour or so northeast of Louisville. Home of a fine 27-hole golf course, a small hotel and a restaurant, all of which have been here a while. The logo includes a picture of a deer, and the three courses have names like Antlers and Buckskin, but we had no idea that when we walked outside at dusk we would see, not kidding, more than 50 deer wandering around the fairways. Amazing.

If you’re looking for a nice getaway that includes golf, try this place. We found it looking for a round of golf on the way to Michigan. The rates are amazing – it was $52 for the two of us, then when we decided to spend the night, the $65 included a room, plus dinner and breakfast.

Of course, there’s plenty to talk about back home, and two great podcasts for your listening pleasure. Please tune in, and catch all the latest at LouisvilleKY.com and EatDrinkTalk.net

Get to Germantown: The Pearl is the latest addition to the thriving nightlife scene in Germantown, where the hip Germantown Craft House just opened a few weeks back. Listen in as Steve Coomes talks with The Pearl’s Larry Rice about his plans on the newest EatDrinkTalk podcast. Plus, I bring you the story of Louisville Vegan Jerky with Stanley Chase.

The Great Griff: One of my earliest hoops memories is of the phenomenal Darrell Griffith bringing his dominant Male High School basketball team to Iroquois, where I cheered against him. I finally got to meet him this week, as the University made a big deal of the upcoming demolition of Crawford Gym, where Griffith and players used to make names for themselves in pickup games all summer. Griff, of course, has enjoyed a successful life in his hometown since retiring from the Utah Jazz. Listen in as we talk at his restaurant in Cardinal Towne. Plus, JCTA president Brent McKim joins me on the Rusty Satellite.

 

 

 

 

 

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LouisvilleKY’s legendary Crawford Gym at UofL getting a big party before demolition Monday, Aug 1 2016 

UofL to celebrate Crawford Gym, former players Historic gym to give way to modern classroom building

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For years, Crawford Gym was the site of intense practices and legendary summer afternoon pick-up games featuring Louisville’s best college and professional basketball players. It also housed the Cardinal swim teams and served thousands of students who took classes and competed in intramural sports ranging from racquetball to volleyball.

Now the historic structure, built in 1963, is coming down in mid-August to make way for a new academic building – and the University of Louisville invites fans to help send it out in style. UofL will pay tribute to Crawford Gym with an open house for former players and fans from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. Activities will include an 11 a.m. event in which Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum and several former players will share memories of their days in Crawford.

Fans can own a piece of Crawford Gym in one of two ways. The university will sell a limited number of 12”x12” pieces of the Crawford Gym floor for $50 apiece. Go to www.louisville.edu/alumni for more details. Scoreboards, bleachers, goals and other items will be part of an online auction July 26-Aug. 5. The auction site is http://mcginnisauctions.hibid.com/auctions/current.

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Crawford Gym

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All proceeds will benefit the Denny Crum Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for 100 Louisville-area students each year.

“Today’s students deserve the best, and the new building will provide much-needed, state-of- the-art classroom space,” Crum said. “Like our players and our fans, I’m sad that Crawford’s days are numbered. But these events will give all of us a chance to reminisce, and the auction will enable our fans to take a piece of history with them.”

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LouisvilleKY’s legendary Crawford Gym at UofL getting a big party before demolition Monday, Aug 1 2016 

UofL to celebrate Crawford Gym, former players Historic gym to give way to modern classroom building

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For years, Crawford Gym was the site of intense practices and legendary summer afternoon pick-up games featuring Louisville’s best college and professional basketball players. It also housed the Cardinal swim teams and served thousands of students who took classes and competed in intramural sports ranging from racquetball to volleyball.

Now the historic structure, built in 1963, is coming down in mid-August to make way for a new academic building – and the University of Louisville invites fans to help send it out in style. UofL will pay tribute to Crawford Gym with an open house for former players and fans from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. Activities will include an 11 a.m. event in which Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum and several former players will share memories of their days in Crawford.

Fans can own a piece of Crawford Gym in one of two ways. The university will sell a limited number of 12”x12” pieces of the Crawford Gym floor for $50 apiece. Go to www.louisville.edu/alumni for more details. Scoreboards, bleachers, goals and other items will be part of an online auction July 26-Aug. 5. The auction site is http://mcginnisauctions.hibid.com/auctions/current.

Crawford Gym

Crawford Gym

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All proceeds will benefit the Denny Crum Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for 100 Louisville-area students each year.

“Today’s students deserve the best, and the new building will provide much-needed, state-of- the-art classroom space,” Crum said. “Like our players and our fans, I’m sad that Crawford’s days are numbered. But these events will give all of us a chance to reminisce, and the auction will enable our fans to take a piece of history with them.”

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2016 Voyageur Canoe World Championship kicks off in LouisvilleKY Saturday Wednesday, Jul 27 2016 

PRESENTED BY YUM! BRANDS AND MAYOR GREG FISCHER, SET FOR JULY 30

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Canoe race on the Ohio River will benefit Dare to Care Food Bank
 
Louisville, KY, June 9, 2016 – The 2016 Voyageur Canoe World Championship, presented by Yum! Brands and Mayor Greg Fischer, will be held July 30, 2016, at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.  The event will feature over 30 Voyageur Canoes racing on the Ohio River to claim the 2016 World Championship featuring a picnic atmosphere!  Yum! Brands is presenting the event with supporting sponsorship from Gordon Food Service, Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, and MCM.  All net proceeds from the event will benefit Dare to Care Food Bank.
 
Each canoe will be paddled by a team of ten rowers and a team captain.  They will navigate a straight-line course from near the Big Four Bridge to the finish line at Waterfront Park’s Harbor Lawn. Teams will compete in race heats of six boats each.  The race heats will run between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm at approximately 45 minute intervals.  The fastest six teams from those heats will compete in the World Championship race at 5:00 pm.
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During and after the races, spectators and participants will enjoy live local music by Famous on Friday, food provided by Mark’s Feed Store truck and The Mobile Dog House, beer, and other refreshments on the Harbor Lawn.  Dare to Care Executive Director, Brian Riendeau, is excited by the event.  “What a great way for our community to celebrate things that unite us – our love of the Ohio River and the fight against hunger.  We are proud to again partner for the canoe race and expect to raise enough money to provide over 200,000 meals to Kentuckiana families.”
 
The entry fee for each canoe team (11 people) is $2,500.  Canoes and one night of practice are provided.  Teams can sign up at www.voyageurwc.com or by calling Remy Kenney at 502-736-9915.  A promotional video for the event can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMvBRaZEwEU.
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Dare to Care food Bank is a local nonprofit agency with a mission to lead the community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need.  In the past twelve months, Dare to Care distributed over 17 million meals in eight Kentucky and five Indiana counties.  Dare to Care also distributes meals from its Community Kitchen to 35 Kids Cafes in neighborhood afterschool locations and operates Backpack Buddy weekend nutrition programs in 36 Kentuckiana elementary schools.  For more information, visit www.daretocare.org.
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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum getting in on Pokemon Go Tuesday, Jul 19 2016 

Come capture Pokémon at the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack with a limited-time, exclusive access Pokémon Go Tour

Photos from Churchill Down’s Facebook page.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 18, 2016) – Join the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack on your quest to catch ‘em all! Get ready to capture Pokémon under the Twin Spires and hatch your incubating eggs as our resident Pokémon Go experts guide you to PokéStops and gyms scattered across the Museum and historic Churchill Downs! 
You’ll have a chance to explore five PokéStops and two gyms, with exclusive access to the stops inside the gates that are currently not available to the general public.  It will take you into the Paddock, the Churchill Downs Clubhouse, through the tunnels into the Infield as well as other stops on the grounds, giving you plenty of time to capture Pokémon at each stop. Our tour guides will drop lures at each PokéStop along the way giving you the chance to capture the rarest of Pokémon!
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You’ll learn about the Kentucky Derby and the history of one of Louisville’s most famous landmarks while getting your steps in!
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This limited-time tour is available Wednesday, July 20th at 2 p.m. and Sunday, July 24th at 2 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and includes general admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum. Visit DerbyMuseum.org for more information and to purchase tickets today!

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