(FREDERICTON, NB) The celebration of UNB’s first Atlantic University Sport men’s basketball championship in 51 years will continue on New Brunswick Day, and UNB basketball fans will have a chance to join the fun.
The Reds will have the Read Cup, awarded annually to the champions of AUS men’s basketball, at the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame on Monday, August 6th.
The men’s basketball team will be joined by UNB’s men’s hockey and men’s volleyball teams and their AUS championship trophies.
The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame will be open 12:00pm to 5:00pm on August 6th and will celebrate New Brunswick champions that day.
Along with the three AUS championship trophies, the Hall will display a number of other trophies, including curling’s Ganong Cup and the Trojan Cup, formerly awarded to the champions of the Fredericton City Hockey League.
“Being able to bring the AUS trophy to the Hall of Fame for a day is a real honour,” said Will Legere, a member of the Reds championship-winning men’s basketball team and a summer employee at the Hall of Fame. “It’s a place where so many great athletes and UNB alumni are recognized, so I’m proud to be able to showcase what our team did, as well as the hockey and volleyball teams.”
Some of the Hall’s Honoured Members will be present that day, along with members of all three Reds teams.
Visitors can have their picture taken with any or all of the trophies and collect autographs.
“It’s been 51 years since this province has seen the Read Cup, so we wanted to give the public a chance to come and check it out,” said Legere.
The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame is located at 503 Queen Street, in downtown Fredericton.
“New Brunswick Day is a great time to show our sport heritage and for us to give back to the community and let them see the hardware that athletes bring back to this province,” said Legere. “After all, none of it is possible without the community and the fan support.”
For more information, you can visit the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame website at: http://nbsportshalloffame.com/