Cards basketball teams accept invite to grand marshal

04/12/2013 07:42 AM

The Kentucky Derby Festival asked and the UofL basketball teams responded with an “L yes!”

The Cards will serve as grand marshals of this year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade following a social media campaign launched by KDF earlier this week. As part of the festival’s invitation on Facebook and Twitter, fans were asked to support their effort by sharing or tweeting their request. KDF reports that more than 150,000 fans viewed their invitation and thousands more shared it.

“Having both teams make it to the championship game has rallied our city and we couldn’t think of a better way to honor them than asking both teams to participate in what is undeniably one of the biggest events in the city each year,” said Mike Berry, President & CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival in a press release.

The Republic Bank Pegasus Parade will be held on Thursday, May 2 on Broadway in downtown Louisville.

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