Louisville legend Denny Crum was recognized Sunday as his new Hometown Heroes banner was hung on the Whiksey Row lofts building next to the KFC Yum! Center. Denny had a banner on the Courtyard Marriott across from the Yum! but that banner had faded and wasn’t replaced. This banner will be much more visible than the previous banner.
With the Hometown Heroes 2.0 relaunch of the popular program, we announced our two-fold mission — honor new Louisville heroes and work to refresh some of Louisville’s most iconic Hometown Heroes banners that have come down due to construction or faded with time,” said Mike Sheehy, Greater Louisville Pride Foundation’s President and one of the founders of the banner program.
“With the tremendous legacy Coach Crum built with the U of L Basketball program, it seemed appropriate to unveil Denny’s banners today,” Sheehy said. “On this day when we move our clocks ahead, we, along with the entire Louisville community, will ‘Spring Forward’ as we anticipate the future success of the U of L Basketball program built on the incredible legacy and program Coach Crum built at Louisville.”
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