Northwestern Mutual, a financial company based out of Milwaukee Wisconsin, has purchased the court that was used in the Georgia Dome for the 2013 NCAA men’s Final Four. They have donated the court to the University of Louisville.
The court will be turned into multiple souvenir pieces for fans to purchase. All proceeds from the court will go towards the fight against pediatric cancer. Each piece of the court is expected to be numbered and will have a Louisville logo added to it.
Northwestern Mutual did the same thing last year following Kentucky’s national championship. UK auctioned off 300 pieces of the 2012 Final Four court to local hospitals while John Calipari kept part of the court to use for his team’s new locker room.
Rick Pitino along with representatives from Northwestern Mutual and Kosair Children’s Hospital are expected to have a press conference on Tuesday with more details.