A parade honoring the national champion Huskies will be held in Hartford Sunday at 4 p.m., Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today. It will be sponsored by the Hartford Business Improvement District.
The parade will begin at the Capitol and follow this route: north on Trinity Street; right on Jewell Street; bear right at Gold Street and halfway around Pulaski Circle onto Hudson Street; right onto Capitol Avenue before returning to the Capitol for a rally on the north steps.
“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 in a press release. “I’m looking forward to joining thousands of Husky fans in Hartford on Sunday to let the team and Coach (Geno) Auriemma know how proud we are of their success this season.’’
The parade is being supported by private funds. Any one interested in contributing can contact Michael Zaleski at the Hartford Business Improvement District at 860-728-2274 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.