Parade of Champions to honor high school and middle school teams

Updated 19 weeks ago by Brian Chambers, Director of Communications City of Huntington
Parade of Champions to honor high school and middle school teams
Mayor's Office

HUNTINGTON – The City of Huntington will host a new parade Thursday, May 1, that will honor middle school and high school teams in the city that have won county or state championships this school year.

Dubbed the “Parade of Champions,” the event will start at 6 p.m. and will honor the following teams:

* Huntington High wrestling and boys’ basketball (Class AAA state champions).

* Huntington St. Joseph girls’ basketball (Class A state champions).

* Huntington St. Joseph Prep (finished third in the nation, according to USA Today rankings, and reached the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Tournament semifinals).

* Huntington Middle football and boys’ basketball (Cabell County champions).

* Huntington East Middle wrestling and girls’ basketball (Cabell County champions).

* Vinson Middle boys’ basketball (Wayne County champions).

 

The parade will begin at 10th Street on 4th Avenue and will march west to 8th Street. It will turn north onto 8th Street and end at 3 ½ Alley. Immediately following the parade, Mayor Steve Williams and Troy Brown, a former Marshall University football player and three-time Super Bowl champion, will honor the teams during a ceremony on the Big Sandy Superstore Arena plaza.

 

The parade route will be closed to traffic at 5:30 p.m. Parade participants will line up on 4th Avenue between 10th and 12th streets at that time. The parade will be limited to the teams, bands, cheerleaders and invited dignitaries. For more information, call Bryan Chambers, communications director for the City of Huntington, at 304-962-8138.

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