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University of Louisville is #1 in the Nation
Louisville Slugger® Commemorates Cardinals Championship

LOUISVILLE, KY – (April 9, 2013) - The city of Louisville is full of celebration as they welcome home the 2013 NCAA® National Champions, the University of Louisville men’s basketball team, with a well-deserved victory.

"It’s been such a special year for this team. They’ve had an incredible season. We are very proud of the global representation the Cardinals have brought to Louisville by bringing home the NCAA Championship trophy," said Louisville Slugger’s Director of Specialty & Premium Bat Sales, Packy Page. "We’ve created a unique piece to commemorate the Cardinals triumph. This keepsake item is something every U of L fan will want to own to remember this extraordinary year."

To celebrate this team’s success, Louisville Slugger has created a unique item for University of Louisville fans – a limited-edition, officially licensed bat, sporting the Cardinals’ colors, black and cardinal red.

Each bat is laser-engraved with the U of L logo in addition to the limited-edition numbering and the Official National Champions logo. On the back of each bat are the scores of every Louisville game from the NCAA 2013 Tournament, commemorating their wins, along with the championship banner. Only 2013 bats will be sold.

This limited-edition Louisville Slugger U of L National Championship bat retails for $99.99, plus shipping and handling, and can be purchased at www.sluggergifts.com.

About Louisville Slugger
Louisville Slugger® is synonymous with baseball and softball. It is the leading brand in diamond sports. The company makes the #1 Bat in Major League Baseball, bats that are swung by the best of the best – Derek Jeter, Josh Hamilton, Joey Votto, Curtis Granderson and David Wright, among hundreds of other current MLB stars. They've all joined in Louisville Slugger's storied history to become part of a "Slugger Guy" fraternity that includes the greatest hitters to ever step up to the plate – Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, George Brett, Tony Gwynn and Ken Griffey Jr., to name just a few. Louisville Slugger also makes industry-leading equipment for youth, high school and college players. It sponsors top-level NCAA Division 1 baseball programs, including the 2012 National Champion Arizona Wildcats.

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