Continuing his case of Husky Fever, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement declaring this weekend as “Husky Weekend,”:
Here is the press release:
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced he is declaring Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3 as “Husky Weekend” in the State of Connecticut, in honor of both the UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams playing in the Final Four of the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournaments this weekend.
“While sports fans across the country will be watching what happens in Houston and Indianapolis this weekend, we need to let the nation know that this is UConn Country,” Governor Malloy said. “I urge everyone to put on your blue and white, wear your favorite Huskies gear, and show the country the pride that Connecticut has for its UConn Huskies.”
Malloy will extend Husky Weekend through Tuesday if either or both teams make it to the championship games. The UConn men play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday night, while the UConn women will play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sunday night.
Here is a link to Malloy’s proclamation and the proclamation itself:
WHEREAS, once again the University of Connecticut has instilled pride and excitement into the hearts and minds of loyal Husky fans throughout our state as the UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams have both advanced to the NCAA Final Four; and
WHEREAS, the UConn men, led by Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun, are in the midst of a tremendous season and expect their momentum to carry them all the way through the Final Four and back to the Storrs campus with the 2011 NCAA Championship Trophy in tow; and
WHEREAS, the UConn women, led by Hall of Fame Coach Geno Auriemma, have reached their fourth straight Final Four and hope to bring an 8th Women’s National Championship back to Connecticut; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of the men’s semi-final game against Kentucky on Saturday, and the women’s semi-final game against Notre Dame on Sunday, I, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, have designated Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, 2011, as HUSKY WEEKEND and will proudly extend Husky Weekend through Tuesday if either team, and hopefully both, make it to the Championship Game; and
WHEREAS, I ask all citizens to show your Husky Pride and wish our teams well by wearing your favorite UConn Huskies gear, flying a UConn flag outside your home, displaying a sign in your windows or front yard, and wearing blue and white; and
WHEREAS, the State of Connecticut congratulates both teams on getting to the Final Four and wishes them well in their shared goal of having a repeat of 2004 with another dual National Championship year; now
THEREFORE, I, Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut, do hereby officially designate Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, 2011 as
in the State of Connecticut.