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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declares "Cardinal Red Day"

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has declared Friday, April 5, "Cardinal Red Day," according to a news release.

Fischer is encouraging residents to wear red on their clothes, display it on their homes and post it on their Facebook accounts. He's also asking businesses to display the color on their premises wherever possible, including on doors and in windows.

It's all to support the University of Louisville's men's and women's basketball teams.

Fischer says he hopes the city will break its own world record for the most people wearing red in one day.

"It want to paint the town red -- literally," Fischer stated in a news release. "It's been an amazing, and lately very emotional, season for the Cards -- both the men and the women -- and we want the whole city to get behind them in their quest for national titles in Atlanta and New Orleans."

Louisville created and set its existing world record for Most People Wearing Red in a Day last year, during the Cards' run to the 2012 Final Four, according to the news release.

"The city is abuzz with excitement over both men's and women's teams -- and the tremendous teamwork that brought them to this pinnacle of college basketball," Fischer said. "Kevin Ware showed that, even in personal adversity, he put his teammates first, asking them to win the game, and they responded by rallying around him. The women's satisfying run in the tournament shows what a high-performance team can accomplish."

"This is a special time to be a Louisvillian and to show your support for our hometown teams," Fischer said.

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