Three members of the NBA champion Boston Celtics basketball team are due in Vermont today along with the championship trophy.
The Vermont appearance will be the first stop on a team tour of New England with the trophy.
Celtic starters Kendrick Perkins and Rajon Rondo will be in Burlington along with reserve guard Tony Allen.
The three will appear in a rally from noon to 2 p.m. at the top of the Church Street Marketplace.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, Celtics President Richard Gotham and other officials also are expected at the rally.
Fans who attend the rally will have a chance to have their picture taken with the trophy.