Seattle, Wash. – May 01, 2012 – Gov. Christine Gregoire, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke, SeaTac Mayor Tony Anderson and an Olympic and World medalist will reveal the details of a major international sporting event coming to ShoWare Center in Seattle Southside this fall. This event will be a major draw for the Seattle Southside region and will promote tourism in the quieter offseason. Visitors from around the world are expected to attend this fall event. You don’t want to miss this announcement!
WHAT: Press conference naming Kent as the host city for a major international sporting event to be held at ShoWare Center this fall.
WHO: Gov. Christine Gregoire
King County Executive Dow Constantine
City of Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke
State Senator Karen Keiser
State Representative Tina Orwall
State Representative Dave Upthegrove
State Representative Pat Sullivan
State Representative Mark Hargrove
King County Councilmember Julia Patterson
City of SeaTac Mayor Tony Anderson
Kent City Council President Dennis Higgins
Kent City Councilmember Elizabeth Albertson
Kent City Councilmember Bill Boyce
Kent City Councilmember Dana Ralph
Kent City Councilmember Debbie Ranniger
An Olympic and World medalist
Other elected officials and dignitaries
WHERE: ShoWare Center, 625 W. James Street, Kent, main entrance facing James Street.
WHEN: 9:45 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2012
Seattle Southside Visitor Services (SSVS) is the leading tourism and marketing organization in South King County. The program, offered jointly by the Cities of Des Moines, Kent, SeaTac, and Tukwila, is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal travel destination for tourists who wish to explore Western Washington. For more information, please visit www.seattlesouthside.com.
North America's first LEED® GOLD sports & entertainment arena, ShoWare Center in Kent is home to the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Club as well as concerts, family shows, corporate events, tradeshows and other sporting events. Located just 17 miles from Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma, ShoWare Center offers guests complimentary parking and is the crown jewel in a well-designed gathering place for the residents of the Puget Sound region. ShoWare Center is an SMG-managed facility. For more information, visit ShoWareCenter.com.