Oct 8, 2012 9:48 AM
UK basketball fans will have a chance to own a piece of history starting this week.
Coach John Calipari has signed the first souvenir piece of the Wildcat's NCAA basketball championship floor, which goes up for auction at noon Thursday to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.
Northwestern Mutual, which got the floor after the NCAA tournament, is donating the souvenir pieces to raise money to fight pediatric cancer in Kentucky.
Fans will have just one week to bid on 300 pieces of the floor which will be auctioned online at 2012UKFloor.com until noon October 18.
The top 300 bidders will get one of the signed, numbered pieces which come with a certificate of authenticity.
Money generated by the auction benefits pediatric cancer efforts at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville and Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington.
A portion of the floor also is being installed in the newly renovated locker room at Rupp Arena in Lexington as a constant reminder for future UK teams of the Wildcats' championship year.
For more info visit www.2012UKFloor.com.