Resolution J634-2013

Honoring Mari DeTota upon the occasion of capturing First Place in the Elks Area 1 National Soccer Shoot-Out



  • Mar 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 28, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Mari DeTota upon the occasion of captur-
ing First Place in the Elks Area 1 National Soccer Shoot-Out

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize our young
individuals,  who  strive  for  athletic and academic excellence through
rigorous training and mental and physical discipline; 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, by encouraging a healthy stan-
dard of living, by imparting a desire for success, and by  developing  a
sense of fair play and competition; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Mari
DeTota upon the occasion of capturing First Place in  the  Elks  Area  1
National Soccer Shoot-Out; and
  WHEREAS,  Prior  to  competing  at  the  national  level,  Mari DeTota
received First Place in the Benevolent and Protective Order of the  Elks
New  York  State Soccer Shoot-Out contest on October 20, 2012, in Pough-
keepsie, New York; this state title earned her a ticket to the Elks Area
1 National Shoot-Out contest held on November 3,  2012,  in  Smithfield,
Rhode Island; and
  WHEREAS,  At  the  2012  Elks  Area 1 National Shoot-Out contest, Mari
DeTota earned a First Place trophy in the Girls Under 12division,  after
beating  six  other  state champions from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island; and
  WHEREAS, Mari DeTota, an11-year-old  student  from  Liverpool,  and  a
member  of  the  Syracuse  Fusion Soccer team, became the 2012 Girls U12
National Soccer Shoot-Out champion; and
  WHEREAS, Over the course of the competition, Mari DeTota has grown  in
skill  and resolve, demonstrating outstanding leadership, sportsmanship,
athletic excellence, academic achievements and exemplary character; and
  WHEREAS, When Mari DeTota is not on the field, she  remains  dedicated
to  her  scholastic  career maintaining above average grades, and enjoys
spending time with her family and younger sister; and
  WHEREAS, Humble in spirit, Mari DeTota takes her successes  in  stride
and is quick to credit her team members, since no team can succeed with-
out talent throughout the entire roster; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor and recognize Mari DeTota for her  athletic  excellence,  and  for
capturing  First Place in the Elks Area 1 National Soccer Shoot-Out; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mari DeTota.


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