Honoring Hermon R. Card upon the occasion of his induction into the NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame

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  • 29 / Apr / 2014

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Hermon R. Card upon the occasion of his
induction into the New York State Public High School Athletic Associ-
ation Hall of Fame

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend those nota-
ble teachers, coaches and officials within our midst, who serve the
youth of this great Empire State, and who have distinguished themselves
and their communities through their exemplary athletic achievements and
their outstanding professional commitments; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
long-time baseball and soccer official, Hermon R. Card, upon his
induction into the 2014 Hall of Fame Class of the New York State Public
High School Athletic Association, to be celebrated on July 30, 2014, at
High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid; and
WHEREAS, The New York State Public High School Athletic Association
Inc. (NYSPHSAA) is a non-profit, educational service organization
composed of public, parochial and private schools - dedicated to provid-
ing equitable and safe competition for New York's student athletes; and
WHEREAS, The NYSPHSAA serves as a central organization through which
its member high schools cooperate to promote sportsmanlike conduct in
all athletic contests, conduct appropriate athletic meets and tourna-
ments, cooperate with the State Education Department in fostering educa-
tionally sound athletic programs, adopt rules for governing sports
contests, and continually seek data to support rule changes leading to
greater safety for high school athletes; and
WHEREAS, NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame inductees can be nominated by family,
friends or community members and are selected through a two-level
screening and selection committee process; nominations were endorsed by
each inductee's member Section of the Association; and
WHEREAS, Being inducted into the 2014 Hall of Fame Class of the
NYSPHSAA permanently recognizes Hermon Card for his long-time commitment
and dedication to the students of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Hermon Card, a graduate of Maine-Endwell High School,
attended Syracuse University from 1964--1968, during which he played
third base for the Syracuse University Varsity Baseball Team; and
WHEREAS, Shortly after graduating from Syracuse University, Hermon
Card embarked on a successful career in officiating sporting events in
the greater Syracuse area; and
WHEREAS, For 48 years, Hermon Card served as a dedicated and highly
respected high school baseball and soccer official in the Central New
York community; and
WHEREAS, Over his impressive tenure as a baseball umpire, Hermon Card
officiated more than 1,300 high school baseball games, including more
than 200 NYSPHSAA postseason games; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Hermon Card served as President of his local
officiating chapter for six years, and he has served as Rules Interpret-
er for the Onondaga County Umpiring Association for 26 years; and
WHEREAS, In 2005, Hermon Card was inducted into the Syracuse Baseball
Umpires Hall of Fame, and in 2008, he was named a Graduate of
Distinction by the Maine-Endwell Central School District; and
WHEREAS, Hermon Card also fulfilled a successful career in teaching,
writing and photojournalism; he taught English in the Marcellus Central
School District for 32 years, published three nationally-recognized
books, and still serves as an education columnist for the Eagle Newspa-
pers and as a consultant to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Muse-
um; and

WHEREAS, Hermon Card has dedicated a lifetime of giving back to his
community and improving the quality of youth athletics; it is the custom
of this Legislative Body that when individuals of such accomplishments
are brought to our attention, they should be recognized by all the citi-
zens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Hermon R. Card upon the occasion of his induction into the
2014 Hall of Fame Class of the New York State Public High School Athlet-
ic Association; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Hermon R. Card.


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