Petrino's announce foundation

Petrino's announce foundation

University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino and his family introduced the Petrino Family Foundation and a $1 million gift to Kosair Children's Hospital.

University of Louisville football head coach Bobby Petrino and his family introduced the Petrino Family Foundation at a press conference held at Kosair Children's Hospital on Thursday.

The Petrino's have made multiple donations to Kosairs that continued despite working elsewhere. The foundation increased that relationship with the announcement of a sizable donation to the hospital's trauma unit.

Foundation Director Kelsey Petrino announced a gift of $1 million to the hospital which, among others, help create the new Petrino Family Trauma Unit.

The increased commitment from the family is a reflection of their desire to remain in Derby City and that the head coach intends to complete his career with the Cardinals.

"I just think that fact that we know that we are going to be and that this is where we want to end our career," Petrino said. "This is how we want to spend our time with the foundation."

In addition to the donation to Kosairs, Petrino will also donate two scholarships to help less fortunate attain University of Louisville degrees.

It was also announced that the Cardinals head coach will purchase new uniforms for the Cardinals Marching Band.

Petrino spent a few minutes with local media following the press conference and discussed off season progress and more.

Petrino reports off season work is going well and that players are currently in preparation mode - further grasping their playbook, along with strength and conditioning work.

The status of a few players was also updated. Petrino reports that linebackers Lorenzo Mauldin and Keith Brown are "both at full speed."

He repeated his disappointment in the actions of sophomore wide receiver James Quick. Quick was recently cited for possession of marijuana while spending time with former high school teammate and Kentucky defensive end Jason Hatcher.

"He still has work to do," Petrino said. "I'm very disappointed in his actions and decision making. We've given him an opportunity to take care of that and it's certainly going to be hard on him, but we'll give him a chance."

Play the video below for Petrino's complete comments.

Bobby Petrino

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