HARTFORD — In case you missed it, there’s going to be a parade!
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy yesterday announced that the Hartford Business Improvement District and the city of Hartford will host a victory parade and rally on Sunday, April 17 to congratulate and honor the University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball Team for winning the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The victory parade, which will begin and end at the State Capitol, will start at 3:00 p.m. on April 17 and wind around Bushnell Park, Main Street and Capitol Avenue.
A victory rally with the coaches and players will take place on the north steps of the Capitol building immediately following the parade. Parade and rally organizers are relying on private funds to support both events.
The parade will begin at the State Capitol, travel north on Trinity Street, take a right on Jewell Street, turn left on Gold Street, take a right on Main Street, and finally turn right onto Capitol Avenue before returning to the State Capitol where the rally will be held.