Damian Lillard is coming back to Ogden. Weber State Athletics and Ogden City are joining together to host Damian Lillard Day on Saturday, June 15 to honor the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year. Lillard, a former Weber State All-American, will be in attendance at the event to celebrate his past season with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The event will be held at The Junction in downtown Ogden from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on June 15. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., the first 500 fans will receive an pre-autographed Damian Lillard picture.
The celebration will continue at 1 p.m. with a ceremony to honor Lillard. He will be joined by Weber State University President Chuck Wight, WSU Athletic Director Jerry Bovee, men’s basketball head coach Randy Rahe, Ogden City Chief Administrative Officer Mark Johnson and Ogden City Council chairman Bart Blair. Lillard will be presented with a key to the city and with a proclamation recognizing him for his success.
As part of the celebration a question and answer segment will be held with Lillard about his NBA season, which will be included as a Google Hangout for live streaming of the event. Google will promote the event to its more than two million Google+ followers. Fans are encouraged to submit questions to be asked at the event via Weber State’s Athletics Facebook, Google+ or Twitter pages.
The festivities will also include music and vendors as well as the Weber State Spirit Squad and Wildcat Pep Band. Downtown Ogden businesses and restaurants will also offer “Damian Deals” discounts throughout the day.
The event is free to the public. Visit WildAboutDamian.com for more information and for updates on the celebration.