Mayor Dewey Bartlett surrounded by cheerleaders and TU Head Coach Bill Blankenship.
His name is mayor Dewey Bartlett, and he approves the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
The mayor declared it True Blue week in Tulsa ahead of the Conference USA championship game Saturday. He donned a TU letter jacket for the occasion and announcement held on the steps of the Blue Dome in downtown Tuesday morning.
The proclamation, signed by Bartlett, reads:
Whereas, The University of Tulsa excels in promoting its namesake city through academic and athletic excellence; and
· Whereas, the City of Tulsa and The University of Tulsa have engaged in a century of rewarding partnerships, including the recent partnership with Gilcrease Museum, that continue to strengthen and advance our City; and
· Whereas, the citizens of Tulsa reap the many benefits of being home to The University of Tulsa, which contributes to the city's financial and cultural well-being, including the use of University facilities for wholesome family entertainment and sporting events in H.A. Chapman Stadium; and
· Whereas, The University of Tulsa's Department of Athletics continues to promote shine a national spotlight on the City of Tulsa through their a tradition of winning and a commitment to a "One City, One Team" concept that counts us all as TU Fans; and
· Whereas, in celebration of The University of Tulsa's Golden Hurricane Football team having earned the Western Division Conference Champions title and being named to host and appear in the nationally televised Conference USA championship game on December 1st, 2012;
· THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Dewey Bartlett, Mayor of the City of Tulsa, do hereby proclaim November 26 through December 1, 2012 as True Blue for TU Week, and encourage every Tulsan to show their support for The University of Tulsa by cheering our hometown football team on to victory at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
TU faces the University of Central Florida Saturday at 11:00a.m. at home in H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Head coach Bill Blankenship has asked fans to pack the house. Tickets start at $15 dollars.