LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (April 20, 2015) – The Petrino Family Foundation, established by UofL Football Coach Bobby Petrino, made its largest gift in 2014 to name a room as part of the Kosair Children’s Hospital Trauma Program.

The Petrino family and members of the foundation’s board will see the completed room for the first time, learning about how their gift will help save the lives of the numerous children who need care at Kosair Children’s Hospital every year.

More than 60,000 children a year need emergency care at the children’s hospital. As the region’s only level 1 pediatric trauma center, more than 1,000 children are treated for complex injuries such as accidental and non-accidental blunt abdominal trauma; penetrating injuries, like gunshot wounds, crush injuries and musculoskeletal and spine injuries; closed head and traumatic brain injuries; and injuries due to child abuse.

What: Unveiling of the Petrino Family Foundation Trauma Room to members of the Petrino family, including Bobby

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2 p.m.

Where: Kosair Children’s Hospital, 231 E. Chestnut St., Meet in hospital lobby

Other: Petrino Family Foundation board members will talk briefly with hospital representatives before being taken to view the new trauma room.

Available to speak:

  • Bobby Petrino, founder of the Petrino Family Foundation and UofL Football Coach
  • Kelsey Petrino Scott, executive director, Petrino Family Foundation
  • Thomas D. Kmetz, president, Kosair Children’s Hospital
  • Lynnie Meyer, Ed.D., R.N., CFRE, system vice president and chief development officer
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