COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - On Sunday, hundreds of residents and many local leaders gathered in Uptown Columbus to celebrate two accomplished groups of young athletes.
A honorary parade was held on Broadway after both the Girls and Boys Carver High School basketball teams snagged the titles of 2019 state champion.
The Carver girls and boys teams both won the state championship games on Friday, March 9 in Macon, Georgia.
Organizers say they are hoping donations and the parade will help to raise enough money to afford championship rings for the students.
The historic teams will be honored at the state capitol next week.
There is also a celebration scheduled for March 24.