Resolution J2110-2013

Commending the Armory Foundation for its many years of exemplary service to the community

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  • Jun 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 11, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 4, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Armory Foundation for its many
years of exemplary service to the community, the State of New York,  and
the United States

WHEREAS,  The Armory Foundation and its founder, Norbert W. Sander, Jr.,
MD, have made such a contribution to the uptown community, the city  and
the  State  of  New York through its programming in athletics and educa-
tion; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  to  commend  the
Armory  Foundation for its many years of exemplary service to the commu-
nity, the State of New York, and the United States; and
  WHEREAS, The Armory Foundation serves over 125,000 students each year,
providing access to the greatest and most heavily utilized indoor  track
in  the United States by holding hundreds of competitions, including the
Millrose games, a century old running  tradition;  its  youth  jamborees
which touch thousands of the youngest athletes; and educational programs
such  as  college  readiness for New York City's high school students, a
program which has yielded a 95% graduation rate; and
  WHEREAS, The Armory Foundation has collaborated with elected officials
to stage the annual "Uptown Games" event, a  track  and  field  training
exercise  for  students  of  upper  Manhattan, an area suffering from an
above average childhood obesity rate, to teach the fun and importance of
exercise and health living, in conjunction with schools in the  communi-
ty;  and  provide ongoing free access for public schools to their state-
of-the-art facility for long-term and continued benefit; and
  WHEREAS, The Armory Foundation, and Norbert Sander, Jr.,  who  is  the
only  New  Yorker  to win the famed New York City Marathon, have touched
the lives of so many New Yorkers and young athletes across America,  and
allowed them to achieve their dreams; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an organ-
ization of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion it is appropriate to publicly proclaim and commend  those  individ-
uals for the edification and emulation of others; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Armory Foundation for its many years of exemplary service to
the community, the State of New York, and the United States; and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Norbert W. Sander, Jr., and the Armory Foundation.

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