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Maker's Mark unveils Pitino bottle

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The Maker's Mark bottle featuring University of Louisville Men's Basketball Coach Rick Pitino was unveiled Tuesday. The Maker's Mark bottle featuring University of Louisville Men's Basketball Coach Rick Pitino was unveiled Tuesday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Maker's Mark bottle featuring University of Louisville Men's Basketball Coach Rick Pitino was unveiled Tuesday.

The bottle celebrates the Cards 2013 National Championship win and Pitino's induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Maker's Mark is making 12,600 of the bottles.

Proceeds raised from the sales will go to the Academic Center of Excellence, new building on UofL's campus.

"It's for our academic needs and that's very exciting," Pitino explained, "I'm happy to lend my aging body to this cause at the university."

The bottles go on sale Friday, June 7.

Pitino will be signing bottles June 13 at the KFC Yum Center.

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