Victory Parade, Rally for UConn Women’s Basketball Team on Sunday

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A victory parade and rally will be held on Sunday in downtown Hartford to congratulate the UConn Women’s Basketball team for winning the 2015 NCAA Basketball National Championship.

“The UConn Women’s Basketball team, led by Head Coach Geno Auriemma, has for the third year in a row shown the nation that the spirit and strength of college basketball resides in Connecticut,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement. “On Sunday, let’s show the team how proud we are of their success by honoring them with a victory celebration they will remember for a lifetime.”

The Hartford Business Improvement District, the City of Hartford and the State of Connecticut will host the event.

The parade will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the State Capitol building, on the corner of Trinity Street and Elm Street, and proceed down Elm Street moving alongside Bushnell Park, turn north up Trumbull Street, and end at the XL Center, where the rally will be held.

A victory rally on Trumbull Street, directly in front of the XL Center, will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Parade and rally organizers are relying on private donations to finance the festivities, according to the governor’s office.

Businesses can choose from several sponsorship levels, ranging from $10,000 to $2,500 or less.

To discuss parade sponsorship opportunities, quickly call Michael Zaleski at the Hartford Business Improvement District at 860-728-2274 or email

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