Victory parade honoring UConn women set for Sunday

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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:

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.