LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Alumni Association will celebrate and raise money for scholarships and programming with a masked ball Friday, Oct. 5, at the Brown and Williamson Club in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

    Carnivale!, a black tie event to benefit the Alumni Scholarship Program, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until midnight. The evening will include a buffet and musical entertainment by the Grammy Award-nominated band Roomful of Blues. Additional entertainment will beprovided by U of L student performers.

    Tickets for the event are $75 per person or $125 per couple. Reservations must be made by Monday, October 1.

    Carnivale! is part of the Alumni Fall Fun Fest Oct. 4-6. Other activities include the River City Alumni Club’s “Tailgate Bash” Thursday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. at the stadium. That event precedes the Cardinals’ nationally televised football game against Colorado State University. Tickets for the event are $15, including dinner and the game ticket, and are available through the Alumni Association.

    The festival will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 6, with the Cardinal Classic 5K run. This event also will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Program. This event has more than 300 participants each year.

    For information or tickets to any of the events, or to register for the Cardinal Classic run, call the U of L Alumni Association at (502) 852-6186.

    John Drees is a 35-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As vice president, communications and marketing, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing and brand, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.