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Brand New! UK Blue and U of L Red Personalized Bats!
A portion of the proceeds to go to the UK and U of L Alumni Associations

LOUISVILLE, KY (December 9, 2010) – Just in time for the holidays, Louisville Slugger has partnered with the Alumni Associations of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville to offer one-of-a-kind personalized bats. Louisville Slugger has pledged to donate a significant portion of the sale proceeds to the Associations to use toward scholarships and other programs.

The first UK blue bat was made as a gift for the UK baseball coach. Shortly after that, Louisville Slugger made two more UK bats for an auction at the Jefferson County Alumni Association’s football kickoff luncheon. The UK bats proved popular at the auction, and the Alumni Association and Louisville Slugger realized they had a fundraising opportunity.

The bats are one-of-a-kind because they are the first of the Louisville Slugger licensed bats to be a signature color – the UK version is blue with white type and a white UK logo, and the U of L version is red with black type and a black logo.

“The result,” according to Rick Redman, VP of Corp. Communication at Louisville Slugger, “is fantastic! The bats are flashy, yet classy, and totally unique. They are the perfect holiday gifts for the fans who think they have everything. And, even better, the bats help support the Alumni Associations!”

The bats can be ordered online at www.sluggergifts.com or fans can call 1-866-785-BATS (2287). The cost is $100 per bat, and Louisville Slugger is donating $20 for each bat sold. The end of the bat can be engraved (up to 4 lines of 25 characters each) in either script or block print. Orders must be placed by December 15 in order to guarantee Christmas delivery.

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