Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop Announces Parade for St. Peter’s Basketball Team

Courtesy Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop email

Jersey City is still beaming with pride after the St. Peter’s Men’s basketball team made an incredible appearance during March Madness.

Photo St. Peter’s University Facebook page

St. Peter’s gained national attention after knocking out the second-seeded Kentucky in their first game before moving on to defeat seventh-seeded Murray State, advancing to the third round of the tournament, which is known as the Sweet 16.

Saint Peter’s is only the third 15 seed in the men’s tournament history to advance to the Sweet Sixteen and the first to advance to the Elite Eight. They excited the world of sports with their win over Purdue University 67-64

However, Saint Peter’s University’s Cinderella story came to an end on Sunday with a 69-49 loss against the University of North Carolina.

Mayor Fulop noted in an email to his constituents “These young athletes showed the nation what Jersey City is all about and we could not be more proud of the team.
As a proper thank you, the City and community will host a parade Friday April 1st 2022 starting at 2 p.m. as we continue our celebrations. “

The parade will start from the Statue of Abraham Lincoln, proceed straight down JFK Boulevard, and end in front of St. Peter’s University.
If you would like to attend Friday, as we celebrate and show our continued support for Peacock Nation!