Resolution J1078-2013

Congratulating the Baldwin Boys Basketball Team and Coach Darius Burton upon the occasion of capturing the Nassau Class AA Championship



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating the Baldwin Boys Basketball Team
and Coach Darius Burton upon the occasion of capturing the Nassau  Class
AA Championship

WHEREAS,  Excellence  and  success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured  by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
  WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling  in  them  the  value  of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
  WHEREAS; The Baldwin Boys Basketball Team  are  the  Nassau  Class  AA
Champions; and
  WHEREAS,  On  Saturday,  March  2,  2013,  the Baldwin Bruins defeated
Uniondale 64-44, winning its third county title in six years;  in  addi-
tion,  the  Bruins  defeated  MacArthur  by  a score of 56-38 on Monday,
February 11, 2013, in order to claim  Baldwin's  third  straight  Nassau
Conference AA-II Championship; and
  WHEREAS,  The  athletic  talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Darius Burton and assistant  coaches,  John
Henry  and Anthony Biscardi, skilled and inspirational tutors, respected
for their ability to develop potential into excellence; and
  WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 17-4  is  outstanding,  and  the
team  members  were  loyally  and  enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
  WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Baldwin Boys Basketball Team,  from  the
opening  game of the season to participation in the championship, were a
brotherhood of athletic ability, of good sportsmanship, of honor and  of
scholarship,  demonstrating  that these team players are second to none;
  WHEREAS; Athletically and academically, the team members  have  proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
  WHEREAS,  Coach  Darius  Burton  and  his  dedicated staff have done a
superb job in guiding, molding and inspiring  the  team  members  toward
their goals; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment,  and  Coach Darius Burton and these outstanding athletes
have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is  a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Baldwin Boys Basketball Team; its members:  Mike  Abra-
hams,  Dmarco  Barnes,  Oluwa  Bembury,  Jared Bradford, Michael Butler,
Michael Doyle, Travais Hylton, Matt Lyle, Eric  Mack,  Elijah  McMillan,
Dan  Nwalor,  Sidney  Pigott,  MiKing  Richardson,  Brian Robins, Jovaun
Tomlinson, Elijah Tucker, Jordan Williams, and Paul Nosworthy, and  Head
Coach Darius Burton, Assistant Coaches Jon Henry and Anthony Biscardi on
their outstanding season and overall team record; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  the  Baldwin Boys Basketball Team and to the aforementioned


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