Hundreds gather at County building to cheer Seahawks on
Downtown Everett was feeling the Seahawks spirit on Friday, Jan. 31 as hundreds gathered clad in Seahawks gear – everything from hats, scarves and t-shirts to tutus and event dogs were dressed in support of their favorite team.
It obviously worked because Seahawks fans were rewarded with one of the best Super Games in its 48 year history.
The crowd danced to the blaring music and even booed a little when a Broncos fan decided to take front and center with a big smile on his face, however, Hawks' fans kept it classy and then gave him a round of applause for his bravery.
Everyone from babies in strollers to grandparents rocked Rockefeller and the County Courthouse rallying to show that Snohomish County supports their home team.
Lake Stevens businesswoman Cindy Brengman was of the initiators of the event and Kelly Charlton, Sea Gal and owner of PacWest Dance Studio in Lake Stevens did the choreography for a Fan Mob to Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us."
"The tutorials to learn the dance were on YouTube linked from Experience Everett on Facebook and other places as well," Brengman said. "I first approached Kelly with the idea of a Seahawk fan mob back in October when she was teaching a creative dance class at my school. She loved it, the Seahawks loved it and now the fans got to love it too!"
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick stopped by and helped get the crowd excited by having them chant, "We Will Win!" over and over again.
Skittles were also thrown into the air for fans to catch!
Sean Straub of Experience Everett also played a role in getting the event together so quickly. "We were very excited to partner with Snohomish County, Cindy Brengman and Sea Gal, Kelly Charlton, to bring this event to Everett. Supporting dynamic events and attractions with our neighboring communities right here in Everett puts us all on the map as a great place to work, play, live and visit," Straub said.
Everyone in the crowd was given a raffle ticket which gave them the opportunity to win an Official Super Bowl Flip Coin.
"Matt Kolalz, who works in Human Services at Snohomish County, was the winner of the Official Super Bowl Flip Coin," Brengman said. "He must have had a gut feeling. Amongst a crowd of hundreds, he was standing right in front of us when Snohomish County Ombudsman, John Koster drew the winning ticket. There were about four contenders still in the running (one of which was the lone Bronco fan attending) with one more number on the ticket to be announced. The last number, I announced to the crowd, 'is known as a lucky one'; and I was thinking to myself it was the Super Bowl score within one minute of the game starting, Seahawks on top, Broncos, 0. That number was 7!"