Gregory J. Nickels (former Mayor)
2/1/2006 11:00:00 AM
Mayor declares Friday ‘Go Hawks Day’ in Seattle
Encourages everyone to wear team colors and attend noon rally at Westlake
SEATTLE -Mayor Greg Nickels today proclaimed Friday, Feb. 3, “Go Hawks Day” and encouraged everyone in Seattle to wear the team’s blue and green colors all day to show Seattle’s unbounded enthusiasm for the team as it prepares for its first Super Bowl.
The centerpiece of “Go Hawks Day” will be a noon rally in Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., featuring some of the area’s great sports stars, past and present, to lead fans in a rousing cheer for the best Seahawks team in history. Everyone is invited to attend this event and show their support for the Seahawks and to show Pittsburgh the depth of Seattle’s blue and green pride.
“This is a great moment for all of us, whether you’ve been a Seahawks fan for 30 years or three weeks,” Nickels said. “We are all bursting with pride and anticipation. So let’s join together as a city on Friday and give the world a taste of what Blue Thunder means!”
Nickels also officially announced his friendly Super Bowl XL bet with Pittsburgh
Mayor Bob O’Connor today.
On the table from Seattle: Starbucks coffee, Larry’s Smokehouse salmon, Pike Place beer, Pagliacci pizza, Dilettante chocolates, dinner for two at the Space Needle, a compact disc sampler of great Seattle bands, and two bottles of Washington wine.
Mayor O’Connor is countering with a “Taste of Pittsburgh” tailgate smorgasbord that includes: Bloomfield Bridge Tavern Pierogis & Kolbassa; Nicholas Brothers Coffee; Heinz ketchup and fries; Iron City beer; Primanti Brothers famous Pittsburgh sandwich (which stacks grilled meat, coleslaw, tomatoes, a fried egg and french fries between two slabs of Italian bread), among other items.
“This is a great spread,” Nickels said. “We are betting the best of Seattle and Washington because we know that on Sunday the Seahawks are going to make us all proud. When they win, I’m going to donate all these great treats to Northwest Harvest to help others in need.”
The mayor called on fans across the region to remember the less fortunate while shopping for Super Bowl parties and to pick up a few extra items to donate to Northwest Harvest. Collection bins will be placed at five stores around Seattle, and Northwest Harvest will have special food drop-off sites for Super Bowl XL Sunday at City Hall and at Westlake Park during the rally.
The list of stores include:
• Albertsons, 13050 Aurora Ave. N.
• QFC, 11100 Roosevelt Way N.E.
• Larry’s Market, 10008 Aurora Ave. N.
• Safeway, 7300 Roosevelt Way N.E.
• Madison Market, 1600 E. Madison St.
• UPS Stores throughout Seattle
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