After weeks of speculation and input from several members of the community, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke announced the finalized plan for a celebration to honor Evansville native and Olympic gold medalist, Lilly King, during a press conference Tuesday morning at Bosse Field.
Evansville native, Lilly King, along with other Olympians from across the state of Indiana who participated in the Rio Games, were recognized for their accomplishments before and during Sunday's Indianapolis Colts' game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Evansville Otters will welcome home Evansville native and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Lilly King, with an appearance at Friday night's home game against the Southern Illinois Miners at Bosse Field.
Evansville native, Lilly King, has gained numerous fans in the Tri-State after her run (swim?) at the Rio Olympics, but she's also gaining fans across the country, including pop queen and former The Voice coach, Christina Aguilera.
Evansville native, Lilly King is officially an Olympic Gold Medalist, and her alma mater, Reitz High School, has shown its pride in her accomplishment by painting their iconic 'R' on the hill facing Ray Becker Parkway the same color as her newest piece of hardware.
"Lilly Fever" has swept the city of Evansville in the wake of the Reitz High School graduate's gold medal win Monday night in the 100 meter breaststroke at the Rio Olympics. On Wednesday, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke provided a small update on what the city plans to do once she gets back home in a series of tweets.
Not only here in the Tri-State, but the WORLD has their eyes fixated on Reitz High School Graduate and Olympic Gold Medalist Lilly King! Not only have we been talking about her on the radio nonstop, but the celebrities have been tweeting and talking about her incredible victory and feud with Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova.
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