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Wildcat-themed Hall of Champions unveiled at Kentucky Children’s Hospital

UK football coach Mark Stoops, with wife Chantel, left, and sons Will, second from left, and Zack, middle, walked past a photo of Randall Cobb during a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the opening of the Hall of Champions, an inspirational University of Kentucky Athletics-themed hallway, in the Children's Hospital of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The Hall of Champions is a vibrant UK Athletics-themed thoroughfare leading to the acute care patient rooms at the hospital. The Hall of Champions rises to a landing where a wall is wrapped in a mural of Commonwealth Stadium illuminated on game night. On the right is Elizabeth Adams with UK Public Relations & Marketing.
UK football coach Mark Stoops, with wife Chantel, left, and sons Will, second from left, and Zack, middle, walked past a photo of Randall Cobb during a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the opening of the Hall of Champions, an inspirational University of Kentucky Athletics-themed hallway, in the Children's Hospital of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The Hall of Champions is a vibrant UK Athletics-themed thoroughfare leading to the acute care patient rooms at the hospital. The Hall of Champions rises to a landing where a wall is wrapped in a mural of Commonwealth Stadium illuminated on game night. On the right is Elizabeth Adams with UK Public Relations & Marketing. cbertram@herald-leader.com

University of Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops helped commemorate the opening of the Hall of Champions, a UK athletics-themed hallway at Kentucky Children’s Hospital, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday.

The walls of the Hall of Champions, a vibrant thoroughfare leading to the acute care patient rooms at the hospital, are covered in iconic images of UK athletes and coaches — including Stoops, NFL wide receiver Randall Cobb, men’s basketball legend Jamal Mashburn and NCAA champion gymnast Jenny Hansen.

The hall rises to a landing where a wall is wrapped in a mural of Commonwealth Stadium illuminated on game night.

A news release from UK Athletics said the Hall of Champions “is designed to engage, inspire and provide an uplifting environment for families receiving care at KCH.”

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