Resolution J2580-2013

Congratulating the 2013 Bayport-Blue Point High School Boys Track Team and Coach Michael Zafonte for their outstanding season

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating the 2013 Bayport-Blue Point High
School Boys Track Team and Coach Michael Zafonte for  their  outstanding
season

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 2013 Bayport-Blue  Point  High  School  Boys  Track  Team
enjoyed  an  outstanding  overall  season  and compiled a superb winning
record; the team was victorious at this year's New  York  State  Outdoor
Track and Field Championship at Middletown High School; and
  WHEREAS,  Seniors  John Antonacci, Jack Flood, Jared Gray, Bailey Imbo
and Harry Martin  were  named  state  champions  as  well  as  All-State
athletes; in addition, senior teammates, Chris Stelling and Adam LaFemi-
na were also honored with the title of All-State athlete, based on their
performances in the 4x800 meter relay; and
  WHEREAS,  The  athletic  talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Michael Zafonte,  a  skilled  and  inspira-
tional  mentor,  respected  for  his  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 Bayport-Blue Point High School Boys
Track Team, from the opening meet of the season to their performance  at
the  State  Outdoor  Track  and Field Championship 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 Michael Zafonte has done a superb job in guiding, mold-
ing and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Michael  Zafonte  and  the  2013  Bayport-Blue
Point  High  School  Boys Track 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 Bayport-Blue Point High School  Boys  Track  Team,
its  members: John Antonacci, Jack Flood, Jared Gray, Bailey Imbo, Harry
Martin, Chris Stelling and Adam LaFemina; and Coach Michael  Zafonte  on
their outstanding season, overall team record; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  the members of the 2013 Bayport-Blue Point High School Boys
Track Team, and to Coach Michael Zafonte.

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