The City of Owensboro is proud to partner with the family of Nicky Hayden for the unveiling of the Nicky Hayden Memorial Sculpture honoring the late MotoGP World Champion and Owensboro native. Last year the motorcycle world, and Nicky’s hometown, lost a true friend when Nicky Hayden passed away after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Italy in May of 2017. In addition to being a former MotoGP world champion, Hayden was genuinely adored worldwide in racing. Now Hayden’s hometown will honor him with a ceremony and unveiling of a sculpture. The Hayden family stated “Although Nicky spent most of the year traveling around the world, there was no other place that he loved more than his hometown. Where he came from was very important to him, and he took great pride in representing Owensboro in a positive way”.
The public is invited to attend the unveiling of the sculpture, which will coincide with Friday After 5, on June 8 at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place on the front lawn of the Owensboro Convention Center, which will be the permanent home of the sculpture. Mayor Tom Watson will read a proclamation declaring June 9th as Nicky Hayden Day, representing Nicky’s racing number “69”. This will truly be a lasting commemoration to continue the Kentucky Kid’s legacy in his hometown. Please join the community in this celebration.