UK vs. UofL All Stars Friday night!

Hardwood Classic December 28

It’s more than just a game for Addison

Buy tickets and support the Crusade!

It’s the third Hardwood Classic! Former UK and UofL players tip off in a grudge match. Join us and support the WHAS Crusade for Children.
When: December 28 @7:00pm
Where: Basketball Academy located at 2401 Stanley Gault Parkway in Louisville
Tickets: $10, $12 and $25

It’s known as one of the biggest rivalries in college basketball, the University of Louisville Cardinals vs. the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Now former Cards and Cats will play to benefit children with disabilities. It’s the 3rd Annual Hardwood Classic All-Star Game…Cards, Cats, Crusade.

Former U of L and UK standouts along with local celebrities will participate in the Hardwood Classic on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Basketball Academy, 2401 Stanley Gault Pkwy. Basketball Academy is co-owned by Charlie Wallace and former Cardinal Terry Howard. Tip-off for the game is 7:00 p.m. General admission tickets are only $10 in advance and $12 at the door and reserved tickets are $25. They can be purchased at the following locations: WHAS Television and Crusade for Children offices, 520 West Chestnut Street, 502-582-7711; Basketball Academy, 2401 Stanley Gault Pkwy and online at

Here’s some of the players and coaches for both teams; Derek Anderson, Luke Whitehead, Jared Prickett, Henry Bacon, Dwight “The Blur” Anderson, Alvin Sims, WHAS11’s Kent Spencer, Ellis Myles, Former MLB player Chris Burke and Kita Williams, VH1 reality star and Executive Producer of the T.O. Show.
Stay tuned daily to WHAS-11 News and Sports as they announce additional participants. You can also log onto and This event promises to be a night of fun for the entire family can enjoy. Former UK and U of L stars will be renewing their rivalry for the WHAS Crusade for Children.”

Thank you sponsors!

The 3rd Annual Hardwood Classic was made possible because of the support of Margaret’s Moving and Storage, WHAS11 Television, Basketball Academy, WHAS Crusade for Children, Papa John’s, and VIPP Communications.

If you would like to setup an interview and/or cover the event on Friday, December 28th please contact Sherlene Shanklin at 502-295-0435 or by email at *All media outlets are invited to cover the event as a preview to the “Battle in the Bluegrass” rivalry on Saturday, December 29th at the KFC Yum! Center.

Here who’s scheduled to appear:
U of L All-stars
Luke Whitehead
Henry Bacon
Ellis Myles
Alvin Sims
Derwin Webb
Robbie Valentine

UK All-stars
Derek Anderson
Jack “Goose” Givens
Jared Prickett
Dwight “The Blur” Anderson

WHAS11 News
Monty Webb
Kent Spencer
Ben Pine

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Hardwood Classic 2012
General Admission $10.00 USD
Reserved Seating $25.00 USD
Children under 7 $5.00 USD

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