West Hartford Claims April 28th To Be: “Hartford Men’s Basketball Day”


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T.J. Hummel, Sports Editor

The University of Hartford Men’s basketball team made history this year, as they both won the America East Championship and made their first-ever NCAA March Madness Tournament appearance. Hartford’s head coach, John Gallagher, became the winningest coach in program history, while also creating “the neighborhood” surrounding the program. The Neighborhood became much more than just campus, the city of Hartford and the town of West Hartford expressed their full support, along with respected city leaders.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont both released statements after the Hawks booked their ticket to the dance, both expressing how proud they were of the team and the neighborhood that supports them.

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, the Town of West Hartford will be celebrating the recent Men’s basketball America East Championship and NCAA March Madness appearance. The town will be proclaiming “Hartford Men’s Basketball Day” at 2 p.m., in a public ceremony held in front of West Hartford’s Town Hall Auditorium.

The slate of speakers goes as follows: West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor, Hartford Men’s Basketball coach John Gallagher, and Speaker of the House Matt Ritter.

Supporters of the men’s basketball team are invited to join the Hawks as they celebrate one of the biggest achievements in the history of the University of Hartford. RSVPs are not necessary to attend the ceremony.