Blackhawks Lend Stanley Cup to Chicago Gay Pride Parade

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane
The Associated Press
Chicago, IL

During Chicago’s annual gay pride parade this Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks sent the Stanley Cup to adorn the WGN radio float for a second year.

Chicago’s powerhouse hockey team has won three titles in the last six years and its second cup in the last three seasons. To support gay pride, the team also allowed the cup to appear in the parade after its 2010 winning season.

The team sent representatives but no players to accompany the Stanley Cup on the radio station’s float.

“Having the Cup at the parade is important because it shows the Blackhawks continued support of the LGBT community,” Blackhawks team president Andrew Sobotka told a Chicago-based gay website. “It’s also important to have the Cup there because it’s an exciting time for the city, and it should be celebrated by everyone.”

The Chicago gay pride parade has entered its 46th year.

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