Mayor John Hickenlooper and Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg today encouraged Colorado Rockies fans throughout the Denver area and in classrooms large and small to wear purple on Friday in advance of the team’s first home playoff game this weekend.
“The Colorado Rockies will return to Coors Field on Saturday to continue their march toward a second World Series appearance in three years,” said Hickenlooper, a former high school junk ball pitcher and lifelong baseball enthusiast. “We are cheering hard for the home team and look forward to watching the Rockies go deep into the playoffs.”
Boasberg encouraged students and teachers throughout Denver Public Schools to show support for the Rockies by wearing purple to school on Friday.
“This is a really exciting time for our city and for our kids,” Boasberg said. “And I’m sure we’ll see tremendous Rockies’ spirit at our schools on Friday.”
Also today, team flags for the Colorado Rockies were hoisted onto flag poles at the City and County Building and the Webb Municipal Building. The flags will fly as long as the Rockies are in the playoffs. And the lights on the City and County Building will turn purple tonight – and on all game days – during the team’s playoff run.
Eric Brown, Mayor’s Office
Mike Vaughn, Denver Public Schools