Thursday, April 10, 2014

UConn Dual Championship Parade to be Held Sunday

As I'm sure you all know by now ...

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced on Wednesday that the Hartford Business Improvement District will host a victory parade and rally in Hartford on Sunday, April 13 to congratulate the UConn women’s and men’s Basketball Team for winning the 2014 NCAA women’s and men’s basketball national championships.

The parade, which will begin and end at the State Capitol, starts at 4:00 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a victory rally on the north steps of the State Capitol building.

“A decade after claiming both titles, UConn women and men have once again focused the spotlight of college basketball on Connecticut by bringing home another dual national championship and proving to the nation why the road to the Final Four always runs through Connecticut,” Governor Malloy said. “I’m looking forward to joining thousands of Husky fans in Hartford on Sunday to let the both teams and Coaches Auriemma and Ollie know how proud we are of their success this season.”

Governor Malloy added, “I want to thank the Hartford Business Improvement District for again hosting this event, organizing its sponsors, and allowing Connecticut residents to celebrate another national championship team from our state.”

Organizers continue to rely on private funds to support the parade and the rally. These celebratory events are produced by the Hartford Business Improvement District and the MetroHartford Alliance, in collaboration with the City of Hartford, the State of Connecticut, and a number of civic and business organizations. Companies may choose from several sponsorship levels ranging from $10,000 (marching at the head of the parade) to $1,000 or less. To discuss parade sponsorship opportunities, quickly contact Michael Zaleski at the Hartford Business Improvement District (HBID) at 860-728-2274 or

The parade will begin at the State Capitol, travel north on Trinity Street, take a right on Jewell Street, bear right at Gold Street and halfway around Pulaski Circle onto Hudson Street, then make a right onto Capitol Avenue before returning to the State Capitol, where the rally will be held.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does this title do for our chances of joining a new conference? UConn is 1st in women's standings for the Capital One Cup and the 2nd in the men's. Is it first necessary that the university join the AAU? Is it the football team holding us back? This title coupled with the women's title has to push one of the power 5 conferences to want UConn right?

April 10, 2014 at 11:09 AM 
Blogger David Borges said...

Hard to say at this point. Conferences have known what UConn can bring to them for a while now, but unfortunately, so much has to do with football. So if UConn's football performance doesn't improve, the results of its basketball teams may not matter a whole lot.

April 10, 2014 at 1:03 PM 

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