Louisville KY players Lee and Lewis to serve as Pegasus Parade Grand Marshals




April 25, 2016. Louisville, KY. – University of Louisville basketball fans will have another chance to see two of this season’s standout players on the Men’s Basketball team. Seniors Damion Lee and Trey Lewis will serve as Honorary Grand Marshals in this year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on Thursday, May 5.

“These two young men are true examples of real student athletes. Both overcame adversity and became ambassadors not only for their team and the school, but for our city,” said Stacey Robinson, KDF Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff.

Photo by Bill Brymer
Photo by Bill Brymer

The graduate transfers both chose to use their final year of eligibility at the University of Louisville and quickly became fan favorites for their outstanding play and their infectious personalities. In a season filled with challenges, Lee and Lewis captured the hearts of the community with the incredible attitude and demeanor they displayed in difficult times.

Lee and Lewis will join Kentucky’s own, Jordan Smith, winner of season 9 of The Voice and Republic Records recording artist, who is serving as Grand Marshal of the parade.

Tickets for the Parade are still available and can be purchased online at KDF.org or by calling the Derby Festival Hotline at (502) 584-FEST. Ticket prices are $10 for bleacher seats, $12 chair seating and $30 review stand seats.

The Pegasus Parade – the Derby Festival’s oldest founding event – is one of nearly 70 events produced by the Kentucky Derby Festival in the spring and provides an estimated economic impact of more than $22 million. The annual spectacle marches west on Broadway from Campbell to Ninth Street. The parade is broadcast live on WAVE 3 News.


The Derby Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation.  It entertains more than 1.5 million people annually. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.