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Head Basketball Coach Chris Mack and Wife Christi Open Food Pantry at Local Elementary School

Thursday, December 9, 2021

December 8, 2021, Louisville, KY
– University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Head Coach Chris Mack and his wife, Christi, opened their first Food for Thought Pantry at Layne Elementary School this past Wednesday through their Mack Family Foundation. The pantry was sponsored by All About Kids and the food was provided by the Foundation partners at Dare to Care Food Bank.

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Coach Chris Mack Hosts First 2021-22 "Game Day" Program Pre-KSU

Monday, November 1, 2021

Coach Chis Mack joined by "Game Day" students pre-KSU Exhibition Game

October 29, 2021, Louisville, KY - 
Just before UofL’s first game day of the 2021-22 season – an exhibition match against Kentucky State -- men’s head basketball coach Chris Mack hosted his own first “Game Day” event of 2021-22 season for local students. The second in a series of four "Game Days" was a week later, prior to the West Georgia exhibition game. Partnering again with several regional agencies and launched in 2019 just prior to Covid-19 lockdowns, the program is relatively new.

An extension of a considerable existing commitment to inner-city schools by the Mack Family Foundation, the "Game Day" Program is a direct response to the  financial constraints faced by many families in the Louisville Metro area.  Harsh economic conditions have made the opportunity for K-6 students to attend a live basketball game at the KFC Yum! Center with their parent or guardian financially out of reach for many, so Coach Mack developed a program to provide an entertaining and educational experience for both child and parent or guardian.  "Diverse experiences help young kids grow both academically and personally, so any chance I have to help a student flourish, I'm going to pursue it, period.  The Mack Family Foundation was launched to provide long-term enrichment to disadvantaged elementary students in our community, and this is just one part of that Mission."  Game Day Program students receive in-person time with Coach Mack, tickets to a game, an autographed basketball, and an afternoon of exciting, fun, live sports entertainment.   

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Sixth “Coach Mack’s Corner” Opens in Louisville

Friday, October 22, 2021

 UofL Coach Chris Mack officially cut the ribbon on the Mack Family Foundation’s sixth “Coach Mack’s Corner” in the Louisville area -- of eleven overall -- at Byck Elementary School. With him was Dr. Marty Pollio, Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS).  



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