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Thorntons donates $3 million towards U of L's new Academic Center

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Thorntons moves beyond gasoline and helps the University of Louisville.

The Louisville-based retailer donated $3 million to the school's Academic Center Tuesday.

The Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence will be located in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

It will feature tutorial areas, labs, office areas, and classroom space for the school's 750 student athletes.

"We have given a $3 million matching gift to the university, so we would like to challenge all the other leaders and businesses in the community -- individuals as well -- to make a contribution to this great cause," said Tony Harris, president of Thorntons.

Construction on the Academic Center is expected to begin early next year.

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