Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cardinal and Wildcat Rivals Shake It Up for Charity Behind the Bar at Proof on Main

On Sunday, April 20 from 7 to 9 p.m., sports personalities Scott Padgett and Dave Ragone will duke it out at Proof on Main to see who pours the meanest martini. One bleeds red and one bleeds blue, but for one night only, they will share shakers and stemware as celebrity bartenders in support of Down Syndrome of Louisville. Padgett and Ragone host The Ticket, Louisville’s ESPN radio show on station 93.9, airing weekdays at 6 a.m.

“Kentucky fans are some of the best fans in sports, and I can’t wait to hang out with them,” says Padgett. “With a Card and a Cat behind the bar, things are sure to get interesting.”

Padgett and Ragone bring considerable humor and expertise to The Ticket on 93.9. Dave Ragone was the second all time leading passer at the University of Louisville and is a former NFL player with the Houston Texans and the St. Louis Rams. In 2005, Ragone was named NFL Europe’s Offensive MVP, leading the Berlin Thunder to World Bowl XIII. Scott Padgett is a former Wildcat who led Kentucky to the 1998 NCAA National Championship. He is also a former NBA player with the Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, New Jersey Nets and Memphis Grizzlies. As honorary chairman of the Down Syndrome of Louisville annual golf tournament, Padgett contributes ongoing support to the organization.

“We created the Celebrity Bartender Series as a way to benefit local charities while showcasing some of Kentucky’s most inspirational people,” says Kerry Hettinger. “We’re excited to have Scott and Dave on board to support Down Syndrome of Louisville.”

The Mission of Down Syndrome of Louisville is to improve the lives of persons with Down syndrome and their families by providing support, information, education, and advocating for their rights and concerns. With the creation of the Lifelong Learning Center, Down Syndrome of Louisville has been nationally recognized as one of the few organizations offering research-based educational services to people with Down syndrome from birth through adulthood. For more information on Down Syndrome of Louisville, visit

Proof on Main’s charity bartender series will feature a local celebrity every other month. A portion of proceeds from the bar sales and all tips from the celebrity bartender will be donated to the select charity. Upcoming charities include the Make a Wish foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

For more information or to make reservations for dinner, call Proof on Main at (502) 217-6360. Proof on Main is located at 702 West Main Street. For more information, visit

Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday

Dinner: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Bar Menu: 2 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday
2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday
5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday
5 p.m. to midnight Sunday

Bar: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday
11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday
5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday
5 p.m. to midnight Sunday

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