Resolution J2578-2013

Congratulating the Bayport-Blue Point Varsity Baseball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class A Championship



  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  the  Bayport-Blue Point Varsity
Baseball Team and Coach Jim Moccio upon the occasion  of  capturing  the
New York State Class A 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 Bayport-Blue Point Varsity Baseball Team are the New York
State Class A Champions; the Phantoms defeated Williamsville South by  a
5-3  score at NYSEG Field in Binghamton, New York, to capture the crown;
  WHEREAS, Bayport-Blue Point finishes the season as the first  Class  A
team  to  win  every game it played in a season since 1949; the Phantoms
are also the first Suffolk team to go undefeated and win the state cham-
pionships; and
  WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is  due  in  great
part  to the efforts of Coach Jim Moccio and Assistant Coach Asa Grunen-
wald, skilled and inspirational tutors, respected for their  ability  to
develop potential into excellence; and
  WHEREAS,  The  team's  overall  record of 27-0 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  Bayport-Blue Point Varsity Baseball
Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in the  cham-
pionship, were a brotherhood 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
  WHEREAS,  Coach  Jim  Moccio has 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 Jim Moccio and his 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 Bayport-Blue Point Varsity Baseball Team; its members:
Robert Aclerno, Mike Alliegro, Chris Brewer, Luke Brown, Dan Campanelli,
Ryan Dollop, Alex Dura, Sal Geraci, Jake Liberatore, Matt McKinnon, Jack
Piekos, Mike Remy, Dylan Rooney, Ryan Smith, Paul Weeks, and Matt White,
and Coach Jim  Moccio  and  Assistant  Coach  Asa  Grunenwald  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  Bayport-Blue  Point  Varsity  Baseball Team and to the
aforementioned coaches.


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