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June is “Seattle Seahawks Month” in King County

The King County Council with representatives from the Seattle Seahawks. - Contributed photo
The King County Council with representatives from the Seattle Seahawks.
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The Seattle Seahawks took time out today from their preparations for the upcoming football season and defending their Super Bowl Championship to meet with members of the Metropolitan King County Council—who made a special visit to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton for a tour and a special presentation.

After the tour of the facility and meeting with some of the team, the Council presented to General Manager John Schneider and Coach Pete Carroll a recognition proclaiming the month of June “Seattle Seahawks Month” in King County.

“The memories of the Seahawks win in Super Bowl XLVIII are as vivid today as they were in February,” said Council Chair Larry Phillips. “And even before they became Super Bowl Champs, the Hawks held a special place in King County. Today is a celebration of the unique relationship the team has with the County and the greatest fans in the NFL.”

Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer had a key role in the negotiations that led to Paul Allen’s purchase of the franchise in 1997.

Whether on the field or off the field, the Seahawks have made our region proud,” said von Reichbauer. “The commitment to excellence began with Paul Allen’s personal commitment to the public in 1997, and continues today in the dedication John Schneider and Pete Carroll bring to work 365 days of the year.”

The County Council previously adopted legislation that allowed for the demolition of the Kingdome and the construction of Century Link Field—the loudest stadium in the world—through the creation of a Public Stadium Authority to construct and own the new facility. Since moving into Century Link, the Seahawks have won six division titles, two National Football Conference Championships and on February 2, 2014 defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII.

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