UK National Championship Trophy Tour presented by Verizon Wireless

**PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE IN ASHLAND (NOON-1:00 P.M.) AND PIKEVILLE (2:30-3:30 P.M.)**

April 11, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Big Blue Nation will have another opportunity to celebrate Kentucky's 2012 National Championship on Thursday-Saturday as the UK men's basketball staff takes part in the UK Men's Basketball National Championship Trophy Tour presented by Verizon Wireless.

Fans will have photo opportunities with the trophy beginning on Thursday in Eastern Kentucky, where the tour will begin with three separate stops. On Friday, the tour will hit four cities in Central and Western Kentucky. At each stop, Coach John Calipari will address the fans and take questions from the crowd.

The tour will conclude on Saturday at Verizon retail stores in Lexington (Hamburg) and Louisville (Old Brownsboro Crossing). These stops will be the trophy only.

The tour stops include the following cities, locations and times:

Thursday, April 12th
Ashland, KY: Kroger (Noon-1:00 pm ET)
711 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Ashland, KY 41101
606.325.8231

Thursday, April 12th
Pikeville, KY: Expo Center Main Street Plaza (2:30-3:30 pm ET)
Billy Johnson Stage
126 Main Street
Pikeville, KY 41501-1144
606.444.5500

Thursday, April 12th
Hazard, KY: Perry County Park (5:00-6:00 pm ET)
354 Perry Park Road
Hazard, KY 41701-9522
888.857.5263

On Friday, the staff will board a train in Lexington, Ky. at Buchanan St. off W. Main St. near Rupp Arena at 10:30 a.m. that will take them through Midway, Ky. at 11:05 a.m. and arrive in Frankfort, Ky. at 11:45 a.m.

Friday, April 13th
Frankfort, KY: Old Capitol Annex (11:45 am-12:45 pm ET)
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601

Friday, April 13th
Elizabethtown, KY: Kroger (2:30-3:30 pm ET)
111 Towne Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270.737.1710

Friday, April 13th
Owensboro, KY: Kroger (4:00-5:00 pm CT)
2630 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
270.684.9411

Friday, April 13th
Paducah, KY: Kroger (7:30-8:30 pm CT)
3141 Park Avenue
Paducah, KY 42001
270.444.0596

(TROPHY ONLY)
Saturday, April 14th 
at Verizon Wireless
Lexington: Hamburg (10:00 am - 2:00 pm ET)
1895 Vendor Way
Lexington, KY 40509
859.264.9582

(TROPHY ONLY)
Saturday, April 14th 
at Verizon Wireless
Louisville: Old Brownsboro Crossing (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET)
4830 Norton Healthcare Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40222
502.339.4949

ALL TIMES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE