DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock joined Gov. John Hickenlooper today in proclaiming Monday, April 9 “Colorado Rockies Purple Monday ” throughout the state in support of the Colorado Rockies and their 2012 season home opener at Coors Field.
“The first home game for the Rockies is one of the most exciting times of the year here in Denver,” said Mayor Hancock, a sand lot player in his youth and an avid Rockies fan. “It’s time to get out there, cheer them on and show our team that the whole state is behind them.”
Rockies fans are encouraged to wear purple every Monday beginning Opening Day on April 9. To commemorate the first home game of the season, Gov. Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock will throw out Opening Day first pitches before the game.
“Since 1993, Denver has been proud to be the home town of the Colorado Rockies and this year’s opening day marks the beginning of the 20th season for the team as a Major League Baseball club,” the Mayor said in a signed proclamation. “Rockies fans in Denver, the State of Colorado and throughout world are encouraged to wear purple every Monday during the season in support of the Colorado Rockies.”
2012 has also been designated the “Year of the Fan” by the Colorado Rockies in recognition of the statewide support the team has received over their 19 seasons as a Major League Baseball franchise. To show Denver’s support of its home team, the lights on the City and County Building will also display Rockies purple on Monday, April 9.