Heads up. The observer won a Rick Pitino-autographed 2013 NCAA basketball at this event last year with a five-dollar raffle ticket.
One of the best kept secrets on the University of Louisville fan calendar is the annual summer meeting of the Central Cardinal Club, which includes a silent auction, a buffet, and includes insights from key people within the athletic program. Lots of inside information is often passed along to the oldest UofL boosters group, which provides scholarship money to different sports.
This year’s event, which will include Bobby Petrino, head football coach, and Christine Herring, senior women’s administrator, is scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 12, starting at 4 p.m. at the PNC Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Twenty dollars per person.
The silent auction is sometimes quite special, offering opportunities to bid on some unique items provided by the coaches. This year a special raffle features two tickets for the Notre Dame game. The silent auction will include autographed memorabilia, gift baskets, sports camps, and Cardinal apparel. Expect some special ACC items as well.
Membership in the Central Cardinal Club is not required but attendees obviously will have an opportunity to join. Deadline for reservations is August 6th. Here’s the reservation form in PDF format: Dinner_Reservation_Form_August_2014