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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Galt House Donates $3.5 Million to UofL Athletics -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Galt House Donates $3.5 Million to UofL Athletics

In a time of financial uncertainty for many the Galt House Hotel stepped up to the plate to knock one out of the park.  The Galt House Hotel generously donated $3.5 million to UofL Athletics.

The funds will go towards renovation and expansion of the Planet Fitness Kueber Center on Floyd Street.  It houses lacrosse, women's basketball, and men's basketball offices and facilities.

All $3.5 million will be paid over a 10-year period.  In return, UofL Athletics will host many special events such as the annual Football Kickoff and Basketball Tipoff Luncheons at the Galt House Hotel.  One of the suite levels at Cardinal Stadium will be renamed The Galt House Hotel Suite Level.

"We are incredibly grateful for the generosity and support of the Galt House," said Vince Tyra.  "The sponsorship agreement avails us the to experience the amazing renovation of the hotel rooms and its amenities going forward.  The larger meeting space allows more supporters to experience some of our annual events for the first time.  The Schneider family has been long time supporters of the university and we are very fortunate to forge this mutually beneficial partnership for years to come."

This a great move for UofL as we questioned the financial stability of Athletics.  Earlier this summer UofL Athletics furloughed or let go several staff members due to budget issues surrounding COVID-19.  With the question of fall sports, especially football, up in the air the financial issues do not seem to be disappearing soon.

The funds from the Galt House Hotel will allow UofL to revamp the Kueber Center, which has been in need of remodeling.  It will be beneficial to lacrosse, women's basketball, and men's basketball.  Of course, as soon as we get a chance to explore the renovated building, which a time frame for completion has not been announced, we will gladly post pictures of the facility.

Personally, I would like to see a better balcony area for other student-athletes and staff can sit back and watch lacrosse matches from the Kueber Center.  Maybe they can even put up a better video board for lacrosse and attach it to the building?

It's nice to have some positive news out there in such dark times.

Manatee pounds Bradenton Lynx 9-3

A six-run fourth inning did the trick for the Manatee Squeeze yesterday in a 9-3 win over the Bradenton Lynx in FGCL Softball action. .

Trailing 1-0 after three innings, the Squeeze produced seven hits in the top of the fourth.. Cardinal Jordyn Wolfe reached on an error and scored early in the inning. Paige Schindler doubled with two outs to left field and drove in two runs in the huge inning.

Wolfe was 2-4 in the mid-morning game and scored two runs. Schindler went 1-3, her double a key hit for Manatee.

The win pushes Manatee to a 14-5 record. They sit in second place, 4-1/2 games behind the Myakka City River Mocs, (19-1) who also won yesterday -- 11-4 over the SUA Pioneers.

Hartlage Advances to Round Of 32

Louisville women's golf graduate student-athlete Lauren Hartlage (Elizabethtown, KY) fired an even-par 72 yesterday to advance to the round of 32 in the 118th Women's North & South Amateur Event in Pinehurst, NC.

The event switches to match play after two rounds of medal play. Hartlage is the #30 seed and will go up against #3 seed Sadie Engleman this morning in the "win and advance" format. Hartlage had a two-day score of 147 over Tuesday and Wednesday to make the cut.

Louisville golfer Margot Bechadergue missed making the cut with a second round 79.

Happy Thursday and Go Cards!


1 comment:

  1. These conferences keep cancelling. Get ready for a fall without sports at Louisville.


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