Championship Parade and Rally in Hartford
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced on Wednesday that the Hartford Business Improvement District will host a victory parade and rally in Hartford on Sunday, April 13 to congratulate the UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams for winning their 2014 NCAA Basketball National Championships.
The parade, which will begin and end at the State Capitol, steps off 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 Pep Band and Cheerleaders will perform in both the parade and victory rally.
“A decade after claiming both titles, UConn women and men have once again focused the spotlight of college basketball on Connecticut by bringing home another dual 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 both teams and Coaches Auriemma and Ollie know how proud we are of their success this season.”
Organizers continue to rely on private funds to support the parade and the rally. This celebratory event is produced by the Hartford Business Improvement District, in collaboration with the City of Hartford and the State of Connecticut, and a number of civic and business organizations.
The parade will begin at the State Capitol, travel north on Trinity Street, take a right on Jewell Street, bear left at Gold Street, turn right onto Main Street and then make a right onto Capitol Avenue before returning to the State Capitol where the rally will be held.