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Event will kick off on June 6 in southern Indiana at Huber's Farm and Winery

Louisville, Ky. - University of Louisville coaches and athletics staff members will make six stops in June with the "Cardinal Caravan" in an effort to reach out to U of L fans.

"We're pleased to have the opportunity during this annual tour for our staff to have personal contact with the fans that are with us all season," said Tom Jurich, Vice President and Director of Athletics at U of L. "Our fans are legendary in their support of our teams and there is a growing excitement as we move to the BIG EAST Conference this season. This Caravan is a chance for us to visit with and personally thank those that have been there for many years, as well as the growing numbers of new U of L supporters, who are passionate about Cardinal Athletics."

The Cardinal Caravan will kick off on June 6 in southern Indiana at Huber's Farm and Winery from 7-9 p.m. Selected members of the U of L coaching and support staff will also visit Jillian's in Covington, Ky. on June 7 from 6-8 p.m; Bunbaker's in Elizabethtown, Ky. on June 8 from 5:30-7 p.m.; Mike Linnig's in southern Louisville on June 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; St. Stephen's Family Life Center in west Louisville on June 13 from 6-8 p.m.; and Kye's I in southern Indiana on June 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Among those scheduled to appear at selected stops at the free events are Jurich, men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, football coach Bobby Petrino, woman's basketball coach Tom Collen and the national champion U of L cheerleaders and Cardinal Bird. All stops are free to the public and each will have food and beverages available as well as music, commemorative T-short giveaways, a special Caravan issue of the Louisville SportsReport and drawings for Cardinal prizes. Contact the representative at the sites listed below to make reservations for each location. For further information on the Cardinal Caravan, contact the U of L special events office at (502) 852-0706.

2005 Cardinal Caravan Sites

June 6 - Huber's Farm and Winery, Starlight (IN), 7-9 pm
Contact: Samantha Huber (812) 923-9463

June 7 - Jillian's, Covington (KY), 6-8 pm
Contact: Shannon Thorpe (859) 491-5388

June 8 - Bunbaker's, Elizabethtown (KY), 5:30-7 pm
Contact: Mike Paige (270) 307-0771

June 9 - Mike Linnig's Restaurant, Louisville (KY), 5:30-7:30 pm
Contact: Nancy Linnig (RSVP not required)

June 13 - St. Stephen Family Center, Louisville (KY), 6-8 pm
Contact: Pat Mathison (RSVP not required)

June 14 - Kye's I, Jeffersonville (IN), 5:30-7:30 pm
Contact: Kye Hoehn (RSVP not required)

2005 Cardinal Caravan Driving Directions

June 6th -- Southern Indiana-West
Huber Farm & Winery

Take 65 N to 64W towards St. Louis
Exit 119 to Hwy 50
Turn Right at Navelton Rd (approx 4 miles)
Follow Signs to Hubers Orchard & Winery
We are at the Plantation Hall room in the back

June 7th -- Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati
Jillians in Covington, KY

Take 65 N to 71 N towards Cincinnati
71N becomes 71N/75N
take Exit 191 - 12 St/Pike Exit
Go through Stop Light
Turn Left at 1st Stop Sign
Turn Left at 2nd Stop Sign
Turn Right into Jillians Parking Lot

June 8th -- Hardin County / Elizabethtown

Take 65 South
Take Exit 94
Make a Right at light
Restaurant is on left behind Burger King

June 9th -- South Louisville
Mike Linnigs - 9308 Cane Run Road

Take 65S to Gene Snyder (265) head West
265 turns into Greenbelt
Turn Left on Cane Run Rd (beware if you look to the right, the street is called Johnsontown Road!)
Mike Linnings is on your left

June 13th -- West Louisville
St. Stephens Family Life Center - 1018 S 15th Street

Head North on 4th St
make a Left on Broadway
make a Left on 15th
Caravan will be inside gym on right of church on right side of road; park across the street

June 14th -- Southern Indiana-East (Jeffersonville)
Kye's I - 500 Missouri Ave

Stay on I-65 North through downtown Louisville and over the Ohio River. As you cross the bridge into Indiana, you will want to be in the right hand lane. Take the very first exit (Jeffersonville, Exit 0). At the light at the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left on Court Avenue. Go straight to the stoplight at the foot of the Second Street Bridge. At the light, go right onto Missouri Avenue for Kye's I.

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