For immediate release - March 7, 2011
Parade to Celebrate Leesburg High’s Basketball State Championship
The community is invited to come out and support Leesburg High School’s Class 4A state champion boys’ basketball team.
A parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, along Main Street in downtown Leesburg from Canal to 7th streets. The route will be closed to vehicle traffic about 4 p.m.
The parade will include the basketball players, coaches and staff along with bands from Leesburg High and other schools. A celebration will follow at Leesburg’s Towne Square, where the team will be recognized by community, school and city representatives. The event should wrap up by 6 p.m. The public is invited to line the parade route and congratulate the school and its students. Business traffic should use alternate routes around Main Street between 4 and 6 p.m.
The Yellow Jackets won the state basketball title in Lakeland on March 5, defeating Fort Lauderdale’s Cardinal Gibbons High School. It is the second major athletic achievement for the school in the past month. In February, Leesburg High’s girls’ basketball team reached the state Class 4A semifinal game.
Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 20,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water, wastewater and fiber-optic public utilities. Leesburg also is a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday.