Resolution J2639-2013

Honoring the Hudson Valley Renegades of Wappingers Falls, New York, in recognition of the organization's commitment to giving back to the community

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring the Hudson Valley Renegades of Wapping-
ers Falls, New York, in recognition of the organization's commitment  to
giving back to the community

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are  enhanced  by the concerned and dedicated efforts of business organ-
izations and individuals that generously contribute to  the  welfare  of
the community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor  the
Hudson Valley Renegades of Wappingers Falls, New York, in recognition of
the organization's commitment to giving back to the community; and
  WHEREAS,  The Hudson Valley Renegades are a minor league baseball team
affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays; the team is a member of the New York
- Penn League, a Class A Short Season league; the team plays at Dutchess
Stadium in Wappingers Falls, New York; and
  WHEREAS, As part of its commitment to give back to the community,  the
Hudson  Valley  Renegades  have established The Renegades Pitch For Kids
Foundation to enhance the quality of life  of  young  people  and  their
families  throughout the Hudson Valley by supporting community organiza-
tions whose programs make a positive change in youth, their families and
the community; and
  WHEREAS, Designed to give back to the community that has given  it  so
much,  the  Hudson  Valley  Renegades Pitch For Kids Foundation is aimed
specifically at the children and families of the Hudson Valley; and
  WHEREAS, The Hudson Valley Renegades' Pitch For Kids Foundation grants
and contributions are appropriately funneled through the Community Foun-
dation of Dutchess County; monies raised by Pitch For Kids have provided
grants to local non-profit  organizations,  including  the  Child  Abuse
Prevention  Center, The Phoenix House Poughkeepsie, D.A.R.E., St. Luke's
Cornwall Hospital, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters  of  Dutchess  &  Orange
County; and
  WHEREAS,  Through  the  efforts  of the entire Hudson Valley Renegades
Pitch For Kids team, and the generous ongoing support of the  businesses
and residents of the Hudson Valley, Pitch For Kids will continue to grow
and develop new ways to provide funds and help the children and families
of the Hudson Valley; and
  WHEREAS,  This  auspicious  occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the Hudson  Valley
Renegades  of  Wappingers Falls, New York, and to its charitable founda-
tion, The Renegades Pitch For Kids; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  business
organizations  of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our
attention, they should be recognized by all the citizens of  this  great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Hudson Valley Renegades of  Wappingers  Falls,  New  York,  in
recognition  of  the  organization's  commitment  to  giving back to the
community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Hudson Valley Renegades.

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