Louisville to sell slabs of Final Four floor for cancer research
Louisville is trying to cure cancer by funding research, and will do it by selling portions of the court from the Cardinals' national title.
Louisville announced the charity project Tuesday at a press conference. The school will have three sizes of floor cuts available for auction in the fall. Cards coach Rick Pitino will be signing at least 1,000 slabs (possibly more), which will look like this.
Fans will be able to purchase pieces of 2013 Final Floor court to benefit pediatric cancer research. Details later pic.twitter.com/JuSLtAitJl— Kenny Klein (@KKcards) July 9, 2013
Northwestern Mutual bought the floor (any and all details on how the Final Four floor comes together and what's done with it when the event is over can be found here) and subsequently donated it to the university in efforts to catalyze this project. The firm and the school are aiming to raise $250,000 for pediatric cancer research at/for Kosair Children's Hospital, in Louisville.
The University of Kentucky did something similar last year.
The only piece of the court not open for auction: the center, which measures 24 x 28 feet, weighs approximately 6,000 pounds and will be on display in the main concourse of the KFC Yum! Center.
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