|Mayor Hickenlooper Proclaims October 3, 2007, "Colorado Rockies Purple Wednesday" in Denver
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Sue Cobb or Sarah Moss, Mayor's Office
Mayor Hickenlooper Proclaims October 3, 2007,
“Colorado Rockies Purple Wednesday” in Denver
As the Colorado Rockies prepare to battle the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Division Series, Mayor John Hickenlooper officially proclaimed Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, “Colorado Rockies Day” in Denver
. He encouraged Rockies fans everywhere to wear purple on Wednesday in support of Colorado
’s home team when the Rockies
make their second postseason appearance in club history.
“Congratulations to the entire Rockies
organization on a thrilling finish to the regular season,” Hickenlooper said. “Their 14-of-15 win streak was as inspirational as it was entertaining. They never gave up, nor did their many thousands of fans, myself among them.
“We wish them continued success as they take their red-hot game to Philadelphia
,” added Hickenlooper, who was raised outside of Philadelphia
and grew up as a Phillies fan. “We’ll be rooting for them to go all the way and are proud to call them our home team.”
Hickenlooper also agreed on a friendly wager with Philadelphia Mayor John Street
. When the Rockies win their division, Mayor Street will send a Philly cheese steak sandwich and donate three trees to the City of Denver to be planted as part of the Tree by Tree: The Mile High Million regional tree planting program. Linked to Greenprint Denver, Mayor Hickenlooper’s broad sustainability initiative, Mile High Million has engaged more than 30 municipalities in a goal of planting a million trees by 2025 with support from community groups, businesses and other organizations.
Should the unthinkable occur and Philadelphia
wins the series, Denver
will send a buffalo cheeseburger to Mayor Street
and donate three trees to be planted in Philadelphia
as part of its GreenPlant Philadelphia initiative. GreenPlant Philadelphia launches this week and will aim to significantly increase the tree canopy in Philadelphia
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Text from Mayor Hickenlooper’s proclamation:
WHEREAS, The Colorado Rockies defeated the San Diego Padres 9-8 in 13 innings at Coors Field on October 1, 2007, winning the wildcard spot in the National League Division Series; and
WHEREAS, Since 1993, the City and County of Denver has proudly been the home of Colorado’s Major League Baseball team; and
WHEREAS, The Colorado Rockies have helped activate and energize Lower Downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods bringing fans from across the state to Coors Field and local businesses; and
WHEREAS, Everyone in the Denver metro area and Colorado Rockies fans worldwide are encouraged to wear purple on Wednesday, October 3, 2007, to support the Colorado Rockies in their quest for the National League Division title.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN W. HICKENLOOPER, MAYOR of the City and County of Denver, Colorado, by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby officially proclaim Wednesday, October 3, 2007, to be known as:
“COLORADO ROCKIES PURPLE WEDNESDAY”
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand as caused the official seal of the City and County of Denver to be affixed this third day of October, 2007.
John W. Hickenlooper