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Louisville Sports Commission Golden Ticket Winner Drawn on WAVE-3 Listens

Louisville, Ky. – April 22, 2015 – Mary Casey, who purchased her ticket as an anniversary gift for her husband Joe Perkowski, is the winner of the Louisville Sports Commission’s fifth annual Golden Ticket raffle.

Casey purchased one of 350 raffle tickets for $100 and won the Golden Ticket grand prize – two tickets to each of the following sporting events:

• 2015 Kentucky Derby and Oaks
• 2015 Senior PGA Championship
• All 2015-16 University of Louisville regular season home basketball and football games
• All 2015-16 University of Louisville women’s regular season home basketball games
• 2015 Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway
• 2015 Louisville Bats regular season home games
• 2016 Paul Hornung Award Banquet

The winning ticket was pulled from the 350 entries on April 21 on WAVE-3 Listens by Bryan Kerns, tournament director of the 2015 Senior PGA Championship.

“I was thrilled when I got the call,” Casey said when contacted by phone immediately following the drawing. “The ticket was for my husband for our 13th anniversary – our lucky 13. My husband is a big sports fan and we both enjoy seeing a good game. It’s going to be an exciting year.”

When Casey got married, she and her husband made a deal to learn to appreciate each other’s interests. At the time she was more inclined to attend gallery openings and the performing arts; her husband gravitated toward sports. They have since both grown to enjoy and participate in both the arts and sports, which “makes attending all these great sporting events something we look forward to.”

“Mary and her husband are in for an exciting year. What a great time they will have attending all of these phenomenal events,” said Karl Schmitt, executive director of the Louisville Sports Commission. “With the wide variety of sports represented in the Golden Ticket raffle, they has definitely won the ultimate sports package.”

The raffle was conducted by the Louisville Sports Commission. A total of 350 raffle tickets were sold at $100 each. Tickets are donated by rights holders, Louisville Sports Commission board members and other supporters of the organization. Proceeds of the raffle go toward helping the commission attract more sporting events to Louisville.