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The Chi Celebrates The Sky With A Rally

The Chicago Sky celebrate being WNBA champs with a rally downtown at Millenium Park. Photo: Jeremiah Griffith

In celebration of the Chicago Sky’s championship win, the team held a celebration at Millennium Park. The celebration followed a parade from the Wintrust Arena, the team’s arena, to the downtown area where the celebration was later held.

Photo: Cierra Lemott

The Chicago Sky, Sky Guy, their mascot, James Ware, the team’s head coach, Chance the Rapper, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Governor JB Pritzker were all in attendance along with the team’s many fans in the audience cheering them on.

Candace Parker / Photo: Jeremiah Griffith
Photo: Cierra Lemott

This is the team’s first championship win in the team’s history, making Chicago even more proud of the team. This win comes after Chicao native (by way of Naperville) Candace Parker returned to her hometown team after being with the Los Angeles Sparks for 13 seasons.

Stephanie Dolson / Photo: Jeremiah Griffith
Chance the Rapper / Photo: Jeremiah Griffith
Coach James Wade / Photo: Jeremiah Griffith

The celebration included music, dancing, and overall recognizing the team for the amazing season that they’ve had. It was nice to see Chicago gather to celebrate something positive when negative things in the city are typically what’s highlighted.

 

By Cierra Lemott, Sophomore, Columbia College Chicago

Instagram & Snapchat: @cece.kodak

Written by Cierra Lemott

I'm a professional procrastinator and my hobbies include sleeping, eating, and Netflix binging.

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