Resolution J2111-2013

Honoring the New York Road Runners Organization upon the occasion of its designation for special recognition

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  • Jun 4, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring the New York Road Runners Organization
upon the occasion of its designation for special recognition

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State  of  New  York  to
recognize  and acknowledge those organizations within our midst who have
made significant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
New York Road Runners Organization upon the occasion of its  designation
for special recognition; and
  WHEREAS,  Known as the premier road running organization in the world,
the New York Road Runners has  been  a  driving  force  for  health  and
fitness, contributing greatly to the City and State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  The  New  York Road Runners, with its mission of encouraging
New Yorkers to run, arranges many annual athletic events, including  the
famed  New  York City Marathon; the group is also dedicated to educating
and motivating hundreds of thousands of students from New York,  through
programs such as "Young Runners," "Mighty Milers" and their youth jambo-
rees, which promote physical fitness, character development and personal
achievement in underserved communities; and
  WHEREAS, The New York Road Runners organizes its annual "Uptown Games"
event, a track and field training exercise for students of upper Manhat-
tan,  an area suffering from an above average childhood obesity rate, to
teach the fun and importance of exercise and healthy living, in conjunc-
tion with schools in the community; and
  WHEREAS, The New York Road Runners have touched the lives of  so  many
New  Yorkers  and  athletes across America by providing a reason to run,
and helping 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
honor  the  New  York Road Runners Organization upon the occasion of its
designation for special recognition; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the New York Road Runners Organization.

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