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Lousivillans named Honorary Grand Marshals of Pegasus Parade

Includes actor David DeSanctis

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 22, 2015) — The 60th annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade, themed “Best of Louisville,” will honor several Louisvillians as Honorary Grand Marshals.

derbyDavid DeSanctis, Louisville native and actor, will be an Honorary Grand Marshal this year. DeSanctis, who was born with Down Syndrome, stars in the independent film “Where Hope Grows,” which opens in theaters on May 15.

DeSanctis will be joined by some other familiar Louisvillians who are part of the Hometown Heroes initiative including: NFL Hall of Fame Running Back, Paul Hornung; Musician Patrick Henry Hughes; Renowned hand surgeon, Dr. Joseph Kutz; Transatlantic Solo Rower, Tori Murden McClure; PGA Golf Champion, Bobby Nichols; Former NFL Offensive Lineman, Will Wolford; Olympic Swimmer, Mary T. Meagher; and Dr. Dunkenstein, Darrell Griffith.

The Greater Louisville Pride Foundation Hometown Heroes Program honors a diverse group of Louisvillians who have inspired others, while representing the community to the rest of the world. Their banners are works of public art and can be found on buildings throughout the Louisville Metro area

Minnesota Viking and former University of Louisville football star, Teddy Bridgewater, will be the Grand Marshal of the parade.