An Open Letter to Rapids Fans From Colorado Governor Bill Owens About the Rocky Mountain Cup

From the Governor's Executive Chambers -

Greetings:

On behalf of the state of Colorado it is my pleasure to endorse the Rocky Mountain Cup as an exciting rivalry between the Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake. This unique competition will provide fans across Colorado and Utah with a yearly contest for bragging rights on the soccer field.

It is exciting to see the continued growth of Major League Soccer in Colorado and around the country. Since the Colorado Rapids' inaugural game in 1996 statewide interest in the sport has grown quickly and it shows no signs of slowing down. The Rocky Mounain Cup will provide Coloradans with another great annual sporting event and will help to raise interest in soccer even further.

I heartily support the concept of a Rocky Mountain Cup and am excited to see it become part of Colorado's rich sporting tradition.

Good luck and Go Rapids!

Sincerely

Bill Owens
Governor State of Colorado