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Three Rivers Festival Announces Kevin Donley As Parade Grand Marshal

University of Saint Francis Head Football Coach Kevin Donley has been named Grand Marshal of this year’s Three Rivers Festival parade. The Three Rivers Festival, title sponsor Ruoff Home Mortgage and parade sponsor Lutheran Health Network have announced Coach Donley will appear in the annual event on July 8.

Kevin Donley came to Fort Wayne in 1997 to develop the football program at USF. Since the program’s inception, the team and community have seen victory each year by consistently ranking within the top 25 teams in the NAIA. In 2016, USF won their first national football championship and Coach Donley celebrated his 300th career win. Among his accolades are Red Coat Recipient, AFCA NAIA Coach of the Year and inductions into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame and the NAIA Hall of Fame.

"Kevin Donley was a perfect choice for this year’s theme of Superheroes;" said Jack Hammer, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Festival. "As the winningest football coach in NAIA history, he is a national hero and a local source of pride."

The Lutheran Health Network Parade will commence on Saturday, July 8th at 10am. Get there early to reserve your spot and enjoy participants display their community pride and honor our heroes.