Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino and Dan Rivers of Northwestern Mutual conducted a press conference earlier this afternoon to discuss the plan for selling pieces of the 2013 Final Four court to raise money for pediatric cancer.
“Immediately after the championship game, I approached the athletic department at the University of Louisville about doing something exciting with the championship floor,” said Dan Rivers, Northwestern Mutual’s Kentucky managing partner. “Collectively, we came up with a plan I’m excited to announce today.”
Part of the 2013 Final Four court will be framed for display inside the KFC Yum! Center. The framed piece from the court will be 24×28 feet in dimensions.
There will be three different sizes of the court that will be available for purchase; the smallest in size is expected to sell for less than $100. An 18×12 piece of the court is expected to go for around $500.
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