Yesterday’s sports heroes will star in the Federated Investors Parade of Champions on June 20th, 21st and 22nd as part of Pittsburgh’s 250 Celebration. Tickets, which go on sale Monday, April 7th through Ticketmaster, will include admission to and benefit the John Heinz History Center and Sports Museum. Smallman Street will shut down to make way for tents and outdoor activities. Athletes will sign autographs and championship trophies will be on display.
More than 30 athletes have accepted invitations, and the list grows daily. The oldest so far is from the 1930s Pittsburgh Crawfords of the Negro League.