Hardwood Classic


Tomorrow night at the Basketball Academy the 2012 Crusade for Children Hardwood Classic will take place. Its the third annual event which pits a team representing the Cards led by Luke Whitehead against a team representing the Cats which will be led by Derek Anderson…a former graduate of Doss High School who chose Ohio St over that one school. Here is the official press release for the event:


Rivalry Week in the state of Kentucky is going strong and now the alumni from the Cats and Cards play in a charity game

Updated with additional players

December 27, 2012

(Louisville, KY)  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 Street502-582-7711; Basketball Academy, 2401 Stanley Gault Pkwy and online atwww.crusadeforchildren.com.

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, WHAS11’s Monty Webb, Ellis Myles, Kita Williams, VH1 reality star and Executive Producer of the T.O. Show, former Butler University star Duane Lightfoot Jr., , B96.5 Keisha Nicole,  Former Kansas City Chief Jason Dunn, , Robbie ValentineWHAS11’s Ben Pine BJ Flynn, Rap artist R. Prophet, Former Cardinal Football star Ibn Green,Former MLB player Chris Burke,  Derwin Webb, Jack “Goose” Givens Ellis Myles and Terrance Farley.

Stay tuned daily to WHAS-11 News and Sports as they announce additional participants.  You can also log onto WHAS11.com and WHASCrusade.org.  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.”

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

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.