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Kentucky Basketball: Yet Another Award For John Calipari

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It seems like Coach Cal has won about every award you can name in coaching, but there is one that he hasn't won -- the brand new Nell and John Wooden Coach of the Year Leadership Award. Well, that's about to change.

Next Thursday in the Capitol Hilton in Washington D.C., Calipari will receive the inaugural Nell and John Wooden Coach of the Year Leadership Award from Nan Wooden, daughter of Coach John Wooden. The first thing I thought of when I read about this is, I wonder how the UCLA Bruins basketball fans feel about a rival getting an award named in honor of their most beloved coach. Maybe some of them will pop in and tell us.

Full details of the event (in the form of the press release) follow the jump.

John Wooden Coach of the Year Awards Dinner Outing
Honoring UK Men's Basketball Coach
John Calipari


Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
6 - 9 p.m.
Capital Hilton
Coach John Calipari is headed to D.C. to accept the inaugural John Wooden Coach of the Year award from Nan Wooden, daughter of legendary coach John Wooden. The awards ceremony and reception will be an opportunity to celebrate Coach Calipari and honor the legacy of John Wooden. The Nation's Capital UK Alumni Club invites you to take part in the festivities! A group outing has been arranged for this event with three different package options. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Wounded Warriors and the GI Film Festival.

VIP Package: $150 (6 - 9 p.m.)

*VIP Reception with special guests John Calipari and Nan Wooden
*VIP Seating
*Admission to Awards Ceremony
*Name in Program
*Official Photo with John and Nan
*Autographed Souvenir
*Post-Ceremony Coffee and Dessert Reception with John Calipari & Nan Wooden

Dinner Package: $100 (6 -9 p.m.)

*VIP Reception with special guests John Calipari & Nan Wooden
*General Seating Dinner
*Admission to Awards Ceremony
*Post-Ceremony Coffee and Dessert Reception with John Calipari & Nan Wooden

Awards Ceremony: $50 (8 - 9 p.m.)

*Admission to Awards Ceremony (8:00 p.m.)
*Post-Ceremony Coffee and Dessert Reception with John Calipari & Nan Wooden

Make your reservation today by visiting http://www.ukalumni.net/redirect.aspx?linkID=28855&eid=168999 or http://www.SportsAmericaTickets.com.

Questions? Contact Melissa Manning at dcwildcats@gmail.com <mailto:dcwildcats@gmail.com> . We hope to see you there!