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Werner Ladder Presents Calipari and the University of Kentucky With Championship Ladders

Oct 12, 2012

(Lexington, KY) In honor of their 2012 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, head coach John Calipari and the University of Kentucky Wildcats athletics department will be presented with a pair of ladders from Werner Ladder, the Official Ladder of the 2012 NCAA® Basketball Championships. The presentation will take place during Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness on Friday, October 12, at 5:00 p.m. in Rupp Arena. 

"Werner Ladder is proud to be a part of the winning moment and to help celebrate the achievements of Coach Calipari and the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team," said Chris Filardi, Vice President of Marketing for Werner. 

A full selection of Werner ladders for both consumers and professionals are available at Lowe’s, an Official Corporate Partner of the NCAA®, and at, as well as most major home centers, professional hardware and paint retailers nationwide. 

About the NABC 
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at  

About the NCAA 
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 400,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit and for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have the following elite companies as official Corporate Champions—AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola—and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners—Allstate, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Northwestern Mutual, Reese’s (Hershey’s), Unilever, UPS and Wheat Thins (Kraft).