Resolution J5475-2013

Honoring Terry Fontana upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States Tennis Association Eastern

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  • May 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 23, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Terry Fontana upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the United
States Tennis Association Eastern

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize individ-
uals from the sporting world who have distinguished  themselves  through
exceptional performance, attaining unprecedented success and the highest
level of personal achievement; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Terry Fontana
upon the occasion of  her  designation  as  recipient  of  the  Lifetime
Achievement  Award by the United States Tennis Association Eastern; this
auspicious occasion was celebrated on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the
Renaissance Westchester Hotel, White Plains, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Terry Fontana has given not only of her time and energies but
also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS, For over 50 years, Terry Fontana  has  worked  selflessly  to
promote the growth of the sport of tennis through her numerous volunteer
roles; and
  WHEREAS, Soon after picking up her first racket in 1956, Terry Fontana
quickly developed a love for the sport, as well as a passion for helping
others  become  better tennis players; some of her early accomplishments
include founding the Matinecock Racquet Club and managing Valley  Tennis
of Manhasset; and
  WHEREAS,  This  esteemed  woman  first became involved with the United
States Tennis Association (USTA) in 1989, joining the Long Island Region
Board upon her return to New York; her many contributions to area tennis
include bringing the sport  into  the  Hicksville  School  District  and
starting the first community tennis association in Long Island; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1995,  Terry Fontana organized the Vitas Gerulaitis Long
Island Championships; through her tireless work, the  event  has  raised
significant  funds  for college scholarships for deserving junior tennis
players; and
  WHEREAS, In recognition  of  her  outstanding  volunteer  work,  Terry
Fontana  has been the recipient of such prestigious awards and accolades
as the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award, the Long Island  Volunteer
of  the  Year  Award,  and  the  Vitas Gerulaitis For The Love of Tennis
Award; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period  of  her  community  service,  a
period  of constructive involvement, Terry Fontana has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which this remarkable woman has  displayed
throughout her life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Terry Fontana upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
the Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States  Tennis  Association
Eastern; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Terry Fontana.

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