FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Back-to-back national football champions now have a road sign to commemorate their success.
On Tuesday, Mayor Tom Henry and the University of Saint Francis unveiled the new "Avenue of Champions" sign that is near Bishop John D’Arcy Stadium on Lindenwood Avenue.
The football program is off of back-to-back NAIA national championships.
Following the 2017 season, Coach Donley and Mayor Henry worked together to develop a way to recognize the efforts of the university and the national championship student-athletes who represent the university and Fort Wayne.
“I’m encouraged by the unique way we’re recognizing the special accomplishments of the University of Saint Francis,” Mayor Tom Henry said.
“I admire the football program’s commitment to good sportsmanship, teamwork and respect. We’re fortunate to live in a community that values education and the way athletics can bring out the best in people.”
The sign was designed and produced by the City of Fort Wayne’s Traffic Operations Department, which is part of the City’s Public Works Division.
Saint Francis will take on Robert Morris on Aug. 25 at home.