Thursday, January 13, 2011

Baltimore Raven's "Purple Friday"

Baltimore Raven's "Purple Friday"

Governor declares second consecutive “Purple Friday” for state employees

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 13, 2011) – Governor O’Malley today wished the Ravens luck as they continue their success in the playoffs and announced the second straight “Purple Friday” for state employees.

“We are extremely excited to celebrate the Baltimore Ravens’ victory last week in Kansas City,” said Governor O’Malley. “Purple has illuminated our communities and our spirits in celebration of our victory last week. We hope for another win against the Steelers and we wish our Ravens continued success in the playoffs as they make their way to claim the Vince Lombardi Trophy.”

For the second Friday in a row, state employees will be allowed to dress down in support of the Ravens and wear their team gear to work. In addition to the State Capitol dome, Government House has also been lit in purple in celebration of the Ravens’ victory last week against the Kansas City Chiefs and to cheer them onto victory as they continue their playoff run. The Governor and Lt. Governor’s web sites were transformed to “Ravens purple” last week, and in celebration of the Ravens’ continued success, the web site has also been draped in purple.

Last week, Governor O’Malley announced the first “Purple Friday” for state employees, and House Speaker Michael E. Busch participated in a pep rally for the team. The Baltimore Ravens are in their third straight year in the playoffs and will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. for the second round of the NFL playoffs.

You don't have to be a state employee to wear purple on Friday! Go Ravens!

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