J803

Commemorating the 21st Annual National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Induction Ceremony

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  • 08 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Mar / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 12 / Mar / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J803


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 21st Annual National Jewish
Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Induction Ceremony on April 21, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize promi-
nent individuals from the sporting world who have distinguished them-
selves through exceptional performance, attaining unprecedented success
and the highest level of personal achievement; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the 21st
Annual National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Induction Ceremony
to be held at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack, New
York, on Sunday, April 21, 2013; and
WHEREAS, The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, estab-
lished in 1993, is an education museum which chronicles and celebrates
Jewish involvement in all sports; from boxing to football to tennis;
from basketball to baseball to swimming; from broadcaster's booth to the
sportswriter's desk; from the playing field to the manager's bench to
the owner's office, Jewish people have made a significant impact on the
world of sports; and
WHEREAS, More importantly, in focusing on sports, an aspect of Jewish
accomplishments with which too many are unfamiliar, the Hall of Fame
offers a starting point for discussions of stereotypes and prejudice;
and
WHEREAS, The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum causes
people to question the various stereotypes about diverse groups carried
in the minds of many people; and
WHEREAS, The distinguished 2013 National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
inductees are: David Berger, weightlifter; Andrew D. Bernstein, photog-
rapher; Richard Bernstein, disabled runner; Steve Bilsky, basketball;
Bruce Cohen, lacrosse; Randy Grossman, football; Aly Raisman, gymnas-
tics; Marilyn Ramenofsky, swimming; and Garrett Weber-Gale, swimming;
and
WHEREAS, In addition, Boyd Melson, boxer, will be the recipient of The
Dick Steinberg Good Guy Award; and James Metzger, Chairman and CEO, The
Whitmore Group, will receive The George Young Award; and
WHEREAS, The careers of the inductees of the National Jewish Sports
Hall of Fame and Museum provide a legacy of commitment and excellence,
bringing them distinction and serving as inspiring models for all who
aspire to growth and success; 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
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 21st Annual National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and
Museum Induction Ceremony on April 21, 2013, and to wish the inductees
continued success in all their future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and to
each of the aforementioned inductees.

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