Resolution J2427-2013

Congratulating the 2013 Fort Ann High School Girls Softball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class D Championship

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  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  the  2013  Fort Ann High School
Girls Softball Team upon the occasion of capturing the  New  York  State
Class D 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, On Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Adirondack  Sports  Complex
in  Queensbury,  New  York, the 2013 Fort Ann High School Girls Softball
Team captured the New York State Class D Championship by defeating  top-
ranked Afton by a score of 5-2; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Lady  Cards'  2013  New York State Championship was the
outstanding program's third Class D state title; and
  WHEREAS, The victory in the New York State  Championship  game  capped
the  2013  Fort  Ann  High  School Girls Softball Team's undefeated 25-0
season; and
  WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is  due  in  great
part  to  the efforts of Head Coach Tim Gleason and Assistant Coach Mark
Cusson, skilled and inspirational mentors, respected for  their  ability
to develop potential into excellence; and
  WHEREAS,  The  team's  overall  record  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 2013 Fort Ann High School Girls Softball
Team,  from  the  opening  game  of the season to capturing the New York
State Class D Championship, were a sisterhood of  athletic  ability,  of
good  sportsmanship,  of  honor  and  of scholarship, demonstrating that
these team players are second to none; and
  WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members  have  proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school and community; and
  WHEREAS,  Head  Coach Tim Gleason and Assistant Coach Mark Cusson have
done a superb job in guiding, molding and inspiring the  2013  Fort  Ann
High School Girls Softball Team members toward their goals; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment;  Head Coach Tim Gleason and Assistant Coach Mark Cusson,
and the 2013 Fort Ann High  School  Girls  Softball  Team's  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  2013  Fort  Ann  High School Girls Softball Team; its
members:  Kara White, Kassie Gravelle, Casey Batchelder,  Jordan  Aubin,
Kimmi  Ostrander,  Bri Amodio, Emilee Clute, Katie Luedders, Demi Stock-
man, Molly Bailey, Kayla  Bancroft,  Mikayla  Graves,  Megan  Goodspeed,
Kaleigh Foran and Taylor Foran; and Head Coach Tim Gleason and Assistant
Coach  Mark  Cusson;  on  their  New York State Class D Championship and
their outstanding undefeated season; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members and coaching staff of  the  2013  Fort  Ann  High
School Girls Softball Team.

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