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Press Release

News Release
March 19, 2014

Media Contact:

David Blandford
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Inaugural Tourism Champion Award Presented to Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE – Visit Seattle’s inaugural Tourism Champion Award was presented to the Super Bowl XLVIII winning Seattle Seahawks for their “inspired season, unparalleled sportsmanship and promoting Seattle’s spirit of victory to prospective visitors worldwide.”

The award was presented to Seahawks President Peter McLoughlin by Visit Seattle President & CEO Tom Norwalk and Space Needle LLC Chairman Jeffrey Wright at the 2014 Seattle Tourism Outlook held at the Sheraton Seattle on March 18. The event was attended by some 600 tourism industry professionals, Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine.

For the award presentation, the Seagals entered the ballroom with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and a promotional video featuring highlights from the Seahawks winning season was played for the audience.

The Seattle Tourism Champion Award is presented by Visit Seattle to individuals or organizations who benefit Seattle’s tourism industry by performing notable feats, making important contributions, or by advancing, assisting or promoting the tourism industry or a particular segment of the industry.

Photo: Pictured left to right, Tom Norwalk, President & CEO of Visit Seattle; Peter McLoughlin, President of the Seattle Seahawks; Jeffrey Wright, Chairman of the Space Needle LLC. Mark Plampin, Seattle Photography, Inc.

About Visit Seattle:

Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. Visit our About Us page for more information about Visit Seattle.

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