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Posted on: January 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Go Hawks! We've Changed Our Name to 12SAQUAH

We’ve changed our name for the big game.

Welcome to 12SAQUAH.

Our community is home to some of the most passionate fans in the NFL. To honor that 12th Man commitment, Mayor Fred Butler has changed Issaquah’s name to 12SAQUAH for Feb. 2, 2014 — the day the Seattle Seahawks play in Super Bowl XLVIII.

“We are the 12s, and we could not be more proud of our Seahawks,” Butler said. “I know I speak for our entire community when I say, I’m in.”

Backed by the 12th Man, the mayor issued the proclamation on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 31, 2014 — the last Blue Friday before the big game.

Use #12SAQUAH to join the conversation.

Here's the full text of the 12SAQUAH proclamation:

WHEREAS, The spirit of the 12th Man is alive and well in our community, with fierceness, loyalty and volume that is unsurpassed in the NFL; and

WHEREAS, Our Seattle Seahawks tied a franchise record with 13 regular season victories and set a new franchise record with 14 consecutive home-game victories; and

WHEREAS, Our Seattle Seahawks roster, under the outstanding leadership of Coach Pete Carroll, includes Pro Bowl selections Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Max Unger and Kam Chancellor, and;

WHEREAS, Our Legion of Boom has helped our defense to allow the fewest points per game, the fewest yards per game, the fewest yards per play; and has forced the most turnovers per game; and has the highest interception rate; and

WHEREAS, Our Seattle Seahawks, with heart, determination and the unwavering support of the 12th Man, clinched the NFC Championship and earned a trip to the biggest game in professional sports; and

WHEREAS, Our Seattle Seahawks will face the Denver Broncos on February, 2, 2014, in Super Bowl XLVIII; NOW THEREFORE

NOW THEREFORE, I, Fred Butler, Mayor, City of Issaquah, do hereby proclaim, February, 2, 2014, Issaquah to be officially known as


in honor of the Seattle Seahawks and the 12th Man, on Super Bowl Sunday and ask our 12th Man community to celebrate our Seattle Seahawks spirit.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal Of THE City of Issaquah this 31st day of January 2014.

Fred Butler, Mayor

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