Pennsylvania Celebrates "State of Champions"
Jul 7, 2009, 9:48 AM EDT
The city of Pittsburgh has reclaimed its reign as the "City of Champions" with the Steelers' Super Bowl XLIII title and Penguins' Stanley Cup victory just months removed from each other. But if you include the defending World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies, the state of Pennsylvania could probably adopt the moniker "State of Champions."
In an unprecedented event, all three championship trophies - the Stanley Cup, the Lombardi Trophy and the World Series Trophy - were all on hand in Harrisburg Tuesday afternoon to commemorate the outstanding achievements of Pennsylvania's professional sports teams.
The three reigning championship teams brought their respective trophies to Harrisburg for the festivities. The trophies made their way to Governor Ed Rendell's office (photo taken from the Governor's Reception Room). Later, the championship trophies made an appearance in the Rotunda at the Capitol, on display for the general public for three hours.
The event was an opportunity to recognize a very unique situation in which with three current professional championship teams all hail from the same state.