LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - University of Louisville seniors Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, two of this season's standout players on the Cardinals' men's basketball team, will serve as honorary grand marshals in the 2016 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on Thursday, May 5.
"These two young men are true examples of real student athletes," Kentucky Derby Festival (KDF) Vice President and Chief of Staff Stacey Robinson said. "Both overcame adversity and became ambassadors not only for their team and the school, but for our city."
Lewis and Lee are graduate students who transferred from other universities to play their final year of eligibility at UofL. Their outstanding performances on the hardwood and their infectious personalities made them fan favorites. "In a season filled with challenges, Lee and Lewis captured the hearts of the community with the incredible attitude and demeanor they displayed in difficult times," KDF said in a written statement.
Lewis and Lee will join Harlan, Kentucky native Jordan Smith, a Republic Records recording artist and winner of season 9 of NBC's The Voice, who will serve as the parade grand marshal.
Tickets for the parade can be purchased online at KDF.org or by calling the KDF hotline at 502-584-FEST (3378). Ticket prices are $10 for bleacher seats, $12 for chair seating, and $30 for review stand seats.
The Republic Bank Pegasus Parade is held annually on the Thursday before the Kentucky Derby. It marches west on Broadway for 17 blocks and lasts approximately two hours. It will be broadcast live at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 exclusively on WAVE 3 News, the official broadcast home of the Pegasus Parade since 1982. It will also be live streamed on WAVE3.com and the free WAVE 3 News and Inside the Rail mobile apps.