Victory Parade Honoring UCONN Women's Basketball

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Hartford Business  Improvement District will host a victory parade and rally in Hartford on Sunday,  April 14 to congratulate the UConn Women’s Basketball
Team for winning the 2013  NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship.  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. 


“The  UConn Women have once again focused the spotlight of college  basketball on  Connecticut by bringing home another 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 team and Coach Auriemma 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
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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.