#Fever15 Moments: "World Champions Day" CelebrationTweet
The Date: October 23, 2012
With any championship, there is a celebration, and so many in the city of Indianapolis came out to celebrate with the Fever after they captured the 2012 WNBA title.
Mayor Greg Ballard declared Oct. 23 "Fever World Champions Day" and was on hand as the Fever celebrated their title with local fans. Congressman Andre Carson and Pacers Sports & Entertainment C.E.O. Herb Simon were also attendance for the occasion.
"It's just this unbelievable moment," Dunn told FeverBasketball.com on that day. "And I think it's because it was so unexpected. I think that's why it seems so unique. Nobody thought we could do it except us."
As part of the festivities, the team was supposed to have a parade. Rain altered those plans, but didn't put a damper on the festivities, as fans packed into the entry pavilion at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a ceremony featuring comments from general manager Kelly Krauskopf, head coach Lin Dunn, and star players Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas.
Though they didn't get the full parade, the Fever made it outside for pictures on their championship float and took turns hositing the trophy. For the fans who were witness to the Fever's journey to a championship, getting to interact and celebrate with the players was just as special as watching them win the title on the court.
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