Men’s Final Four, Atlanta Dream team up for community service


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville will take part in an April 6 Atlanta-based community service project that includes the men’s NCAA Final Four basketball teams and the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Atlanta Dream.

    Representatives from UofL, University of Michigan, Syracuse University, Wichita State University and Atlanta Dream—aided by Hands On Atlanta—will work with Lift Up Atlanta to sort and package clothing and supplies for homeless families.

    Volunteers will work from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.and busses will shuttle workers to and from the volunteer site.

    The project was conceived by UofL, the alma mater of Atlanta Dream player Angel McCoughtry. Louisville volunteers will wear Atlanta Dream T-shirts with McCoughtry’s name and number.

    For more details, contact Glenn Gittings, UofL’s special programs director in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, at 502-852-6937 (office), 502-415-2767 (mobile) or

    For more details on Hands On Atlanta and Lift Up Atlanta see and Information about Atlanta Dream is available at

    Mark Hebert
    Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.