Resolution J3935-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 17-21, 2014, as Motorsports Appreciation Week in the State of New York

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  • Mar 13, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 13, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 11, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim March 17-21, 2014, as  Motorsports  Appreciation  Week  in  the
State of New York

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to set aside weeks to
recognize exceptional recreational institutions  which  have  positively
impacted  their  communities and are a crucial element in the economy of
New York State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to memorial-
ize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 17-21, 2014,  as  Motors-
ports Appreciation Week in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Motorsports is the group of competitive events which primari-
ly involve the use of motorized vehicles, whether for racing or non-rac-
ing competition; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  the invention of the automobile, motorsports has been
one of America's favorite pastimes; it has brought families together  at
community gatherings throughout its storied history; and
  WHEREAS,  On  November  28,  1895, the very first kind of car race was
held in the city of Evanston, Illinois; it stretched over 54  miles  and
took 10 hours to complete; and
  WHEREAS,  This  combination of cutting edge technology under the hood,
and courageously skilled drivers behind the wheel, has become  a  touch-
stone for generations; and
  WHEREAS,  Organizations  and  tracks  throughout the State of New York
involved in the motorsports exhibit include: Watkins Glen International;
Wide World Ferrari Maserati of Spring  Valley,  New  York;  I  Love  NY;
Alfred  State  College; Sahlen Packing Company of Buffalo, New York; and
Short Track, Holland Speedway, Holland, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Since the 1970s the National Association for Stock  Car  Auto
Racing (NASCAR) has enjoyed a rapid rise, becoming the second most popu-
lar professional sport on television, until recently averaging more than
nine million viewers a race, behind only American football; and
  WHEREAS, The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race is held annually at Watkins
Glen  International,  and  is  the largest weekend sporting event in New
York State, attracting visitors from all 50 states as well as 16 differ-
ent countries; and
  WHEREAS, Having a global fan base in the millions, motorsports is  one
of the most popular and fastest growing sports in the world; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body, representing the people of the State
of New York, encourages all New Yorkers to observe  and  participate  in
Motorsports Appreciation Week, and experience the thrills and adventures
associated  with  one of our nation's favorite pastimes; now, therefore,
be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 17-21, 2014, as
Motorsports Appreciation Week in the  State  of  New  York;  and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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