ROCKFORD (WREX) – People from across Rockford came together Saturday to pay tribute to NBA champion Fred VanVleet.
VanVleet, a Rockford native, recently won an NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors.
On Saturday, the city held a huge festival in downtown Rockford to celebrate his accomplishments. And celebrate, they did. Mayor Tom McNamara gave VanVleet a key to the city, Gov. JB Pritzker taped a message that played for the entire audience, and VanVleet took to the stage to talk about the incredible journey from Rockford to NBA champion.
13 WREX aired the one-hour long celebration and you can watch the entire celebration in the video player at the top of this story.