Victory parade honoring UConn women set for Sunday
HARTFORD — UConn Women’ s Basketball team will celebrate their victory in the NCAA Championships with a parade through downtown Hartford on Sunday, April 12.
Gov. Dan Malloy announced the victory parade and rally in a press release Thursday afternoon.
The governor’s statement said the parade will begin at 3 p.m. at the State Capitol building and will be followed by a victory rally on Trumbull Street, directly in front of the XL Center around 3:30 p.m.
Here is a map of the parade route:
Organizers are seeking donations to pay for the event.
“The UConn women’s basketball team, led by head coach Geno Auriemma, has for the third year in a row shown the nation that the spirit and strength of college basketball resides in Connecticut,” Malloy said in a statement. “On Sunday, let’s show the team how proud we are of their success by honoring them with a victory celebration they will remember for a lifetime.”
Uber is offering free rides to and from the parade. Open the app on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., enter the code CONNCHAMPS. Your fare will be covered up to $25 on two trips.
The Hartford Business Improvement District is organizing the event.