The University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team will be honored with a victory parade and rally in Hartford this weekend.
UConn fans will get their chance to celebrate the Huskies after they won fourth straight title and 11th overall. UConn defeated Syracuse 82-51 in the NCAA national championship game on Tuesday night.
The parade will start at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the State Capitol building. Following the parade, there will be a victory rally outside of the XL Center at about 1:30 p.m.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy called the accomplishments by UConn “simply remarkable.”
"Coach Geno Auriemma and the entire UConn women's basketball team have once again made our state extraordinarily proud. On Sunday, we plan to celebrate their success by honoring them with another event to remember," Malloy said.
Malloy announced on Thursday that the victory parade and rally will be financed by private donations as well as business sponsorships and "no state or city funding is used."
The Hartford Business Improvement District in association with the City of Hartford and the State of Connecticut along with other agenceies will produce the weekend events.
The parade route is as follows:
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