CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville City Council is celebrating the University of Virginia’s men's basketball team.

During an event at Scott Stadium on Saturday, April 13, councilors Heather Hill and Kathy Galvin presented a proclamation honoring the team for its national championship season.

It noted each team member's hard work both on and off the court.

The proclamation also says the historic win makes the city proud.

Message from Charlottesville City Council:
WHEREAS, the University of Virginia Men’s Basketball team has represented the University, the city of Charlottesville, and surrounding region with great integrity, pride, and honor; and
WHEREAS, the University of Virginia Cavaliers, led by head coach Tony Bennett, alongside assistant coaches, equipment managers, and their entire staff, achieved great success by working diligently throughout the off season, regular season, and post season, showing the country that working together as a team is stronger than being an individual; and
WHEREAS, every member of the Virginia Cavaliers Men’s Basketball program has persevered through adversity, sacrificed for the greater good of the team, maintained their integrity even when counted out, been advocates for mental health, volunteered countless hours in the community, been superb role models, and inspired our community to come together to show love and support to a phenomenal group of young men;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Nikuyah Walker, mayor of Charlottesville, and the entire City Council do hereby recognize April 13, 2019, THE 2019 NATIONAL CHAMPION VIRGINIA CAVALIERS in our city of Charlottesville, Virginia, for their historic achievements of winning the first National Championship in men’s basketball at the University of Virginia, making our city proud, and call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.
Signed and sealed this 13th day of April 2019.
Nikuyah Walker