Resolution J3405-2013

Honoring Coach Ken Benton upon the occasion of his retirement as the Wrestling Coach at Amsterdam High School after 21 years of distinguished service

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  • Feb 4, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 4, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 31, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Coach Ken Benton upon the occasion of
his retirement as the Wrestling Coach at Amsterdam High School after  21
years of distinguished service

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense of this Legislative Body to commend notable
athletic coaches who serve the youth of this great Empire State and  who
have  distinguished  themselves  and  their  schools through outstanding
commitment and exemplary athletic achievement; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concerns, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Coach  Ken  Benton  upon the occasion of his retirement as the Wrestling
Coach at Amsterdam High School after 21 years of distinguished  service;
and
  WHEREAS, This momentous occasion was celebrated at a surprise ceremony
prior to the team's final home match on Thursday, January 9, 2014, where
Ken  Benton  was  honored  by  his fellow coaches, the Greater Amsterdam
School District, and several Amsterdam wrestling alumni,  including  his
daughter  Nicole  and son Brian, both of whom wrestled on his team while
in high school; and
  WHEREAS, Amsterdam High School's wrestling coach, Ken Benton is retir-
ing at the end of this season following more than two  decades  as  head
coach; and
  WHEREAS, With his unremitting commitment to excellence, Ken Benton has
earned  the  just respect and admiration of his community, his peers and
the outstanding athletes he has so ably coached; and
  WHEREAS, Under the leadership of Ken Benton, the Amsterdam High School
Wrestling Team has had its share of glory, including more than 300  dual
meet  wins,  nine  consecutive  Big  10  Titles, and numerous Section II
Titles; and
  WHEREAS, Ken Benton has clearly had an enduring impact on the youth at
Amsterdam High School, as well as on the community-at-large, and accord-
ingly merits recognition and applause for his impressive  dedication  to
others; and
  WHEREAS,  Ken  Benton's  positive  demeanor,  selfless commitment, and
caring concern have contributed to his enduring success as a  coach  and
mentor; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity  to
express  its highest admiration for Ken Benton and to wish him continued
success in all of his future endeavors; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Coach Ken Benton upon the occasion of his retirement as the Wres-
tling Coach at Amsterdam High School after  21  years  of  distinguished
service, and for his significant contributions to the uplift of youth in
New York State; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Coach Ken Benton.

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