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Monday, September 15, 2014

Ansonia Armory used as backdrop for UConn basketball documentary

ANSONIA >> Several former UConn women's basketball players were in the city Sunday afternoon filming a documentary.

From Mayor Cassetti's office:

"These players have put women's basketball and Connecticut on the map. Coming here to our Armory helps shine a spotlight on Ansonia's rich history of sports and basketball. This building has seen a lot of great players come through its doors. Today is a milestone," said Mayor David Cassetti in a release.

"We are thankful to Mark Dixon and the CT Office of Film Television and Digital Media. They referred ESPN to Ansonia. They recognized that the historical backdrop of the Armory would make a great location for this documentary. Ansonia has a lot to be proud of in terms of its sports and athletes and this documentary will remind everyone of our great history and our love of basketball," said John Marini, the city's corporation counsel, in a release.

"Whenever we can raise awareness of our community and our historic buildings and highlight Ansonia it's a great day. This documentary will be shown worldwide. It's exciting for us and it helps promote our great City," said Sheila O'Malley, the city's director of Economic Development, in a release.

The Valley Independent Sentinel has the full story here.

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