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LouisvilleKY’s softball stadium renamed

Story and photos from UofL.edu… LouisvilleKY., – Last week, the UofL Board of Trustees approved the naming of the softball field at Ulmer Stadium after Don Dobina. Don Dobina Field at Ulmer Stadium honors the legacy of local softball coach, donor and UofL alum Don Dobina. A renaming ceremony took place just prior to the game against Kentucky on April 17. “Don Dobina was a pioneer for women’s softball throughout the state of Kentucky and his support of the University of Louisville’s program is immeasurable,” said Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra. “Don and his wife, Susan, have been long…


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Tuesday is last day to register for LouisvilleKy’s miniMarathon and Marathon

 Louisville, KY. – If you plan to run the Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon or Marathon, but haven’t registered yet, your time is running out!  Registration for the road races closes at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. There will be no late registration. The registration fees are $95 for the miniMarathon and $105 for the Marathon. Runners can register online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. “The miniMarathon and Marathon mark the largest annual day of road racing in Kentucky,” said Shanna Ward, Race Director. “We close registration several days prior to the event to ensure we have the infrastructure and amenities in place to support all the…


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LouisvilleKY’s $1 million Hole-In-One starts swinging Thursday

Louisville, KY.  – It’s time to take your shot at $1 million! The Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest opens Thursday, April 18, and runs through Sunday, April 28. The contest will take place at the Seneca Golf Course Driving Range off Pee Wee Reese Road. There will be 10 days of preliminary qualifying rounds and a Semi-final Round on Sunday, April 28. The preliminary competition is open 10 AM to 8:30 PM everyday from April 18 – April 28, except for April 21, when it will be closed for Easter. The last day for preliminary…


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Running legend to participate in LouisvilleKY’s Derby Marathon

Louisville, KY.   – One of running’s most iconic figures, Kathrine Switzer will participate in her first ever Derby Festival race. Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, and recently ran it again 50 years later in 2017. (The run was only 24 minutes slower than she did in her first marathon at age 20.) On Saturday, April 27, Switzer will run the Derby Festival’s Marathon Relay as member of the Humana Relay Team. “I’m thrilled to team up with Humana to continue spreading awareness about the importance of active aging and the pursuit of healthy social,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Women earn No. 1 seed in Tournament play this weekend

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball has been selected as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and will host first and second round games at the KFC Yum! Center on Friday and Sunday. The Cardinals will play in the Albany regional and will open the postseason on Friday at noon with No. 16 seed Robert Morris (22-10). Louisville (29-3) is making its 22nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament – ninth straight – and 11th under head coach Jeff Walz. The Cardinals are coming off their second straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship…


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LouisvilleKy sees race medal for the first time

Louisville, KY.   – Runners participating in this year’s Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon will take home a finisher’s medal they helped design. Derby Festival Officials unveiled the 2019 race medal last week at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. The medal features the museum and “The Big Bat” – the world’s largest baseball bat, while the medal ribbon highlights names of landmarks seen along the course. This is the first in a series of four medals to feature a different landmark or iconic symbol of Louisville. The series from 2019 to 2022 is being created based on feedback race officials have gathered…


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Bats To Re-Brand As ‘Derby City Mint Juleps’ For two LouisvilleKY Games in 2019

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Bats, in partnership with Four Roses Bourbon, announced in a press conference at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday morning that the team will re-brand as the Derby City Mint Juleps for two games during the 2019 season. The team will wear special Mint Juleps caps and jerseys on two home dates: Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 against the Gwinnett Stripers (Thunder at Slugger Day), as well as Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 against the Norfolk Tides. The Mint Juleps kick off the celebration of Derby Season on Thunder at Slugger Day with Mint Juleps for sale, coming in commemorative logoed Derby City Mint Julep 15 oz. cups, on both…



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LouisvilleKy’s soccer club and WDRB expand their partnership for this year

LOUISVILLE – Louisville City FC and WDRB are excited to announce an expanded partnership for the 2019 season that will see all USL Regular Season matches shown on WBKI-CW, part of the WDRB Louisville family of networks. With the announcement, the Club enters into an agreement with Louisville’s FOX and CW network affiliates for a fifth straight season. Aaron Matas, Sports Director of WDRB, shared his excitement about continuing the partnership: “We are thrilled to team up with Louisville City once again. Soccer has become a major part of Louisville’s sports scene and we’re excited to have the two-time defending USL champions…


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Prices go up Friday for LousivilleKY’s famous road race

Louisville, KY. – Now’s the time to sign up for the 2019 Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon. Registration prices increase this Friday, February 1st. Runners and walkers waiting to sign up will want to register soon to save money and guarantee their spot in Kentucky’s largest road race. Current registration prices are $80 for the miniMarathon and $90 for the Marathon. Registration is open online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. (Participants not registered yet can use the code WHYWAIT19 until midnight January 31st for a special registration discount.)   There’s also a Relay option this year with shorter distances for those who don’t want…