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Legislation #: 950737 Introduction Date: 5/25/1995
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BLACKWOOD
Title: Declaring the week of May 29, 1995, as "Kansas City Blades Week" in Kansas City, Missouri.

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RESOLUTION NO. 950737

 

Declaring the week of May 29, 1995, as "Kansas City Blades Week" in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Blades of the International Hockey League have been in Kansas City for five years; and

 

WHEREAS, the Blades skated to victory in the Turner Cup Championship in 1991-92, their second year in Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, this year the Blades have made it to the finals, winning the Eastern Conference Playoff title in dramatic fashion by a 4-3 game victory; and

 

WHEREAS, the Blades are the biggest on-field sports success story in Kansas City so far this year; and

 

WHEREAS, the Blades are the most successful professional hockey franchise in Kansas City history, reaching the finals in two of their first five years here; and

 

WHEREAS, almost 350,000 Kansas City fans have attended Blades games this year; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council wish to express their support for the Blades franchise and encourage all Kansas Citians to cheer the home team on to victory in its quest for the Championship; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council honor the Blades for their success in the regular season and the playoffs to date and, in recognition thereof, declare the week of May 29, 1995, as "Kansas City Blades Week" in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in token of the high regard in which the Blades are held by the Council and copies presented to the Blades; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council wish the Blades continued success in their pursuit of the Turner Cup and encourage all Kansas Citians to attend the games to support this fine team.

 

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