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Paying tribute to the many accomplishments of the late Coach Peter Odrobina by dedicating the baseball field at John F. Kennedy High...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION paying tribute to the many accomplishments of the
late Coach Peter Odrobina by dedicating the baseball field at John F.
Kennedy High School in his memory

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
extraordinary individuals who made contributions to the success and
progress of society in the course of their life's work; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to pay trib-
ute to the many accomplishments of the late Coach Peter Odrobina by
dedicating the baseball field at John F. Kennedy High School in his
memory; and
WHEREAS, Peter Odrobina graduated from John F. Kennedy (JFK) High
School in 1968; he would later return to JFK High School and become a
health and physical education teacher as well as coach numerous sports,
where he was affectionately called "Coach O" by his players; and
WHEREAS, While coaching many sports, Coach Peter Odrobina has an
impressive legacy with the Varsity Baseball Team at JFK; his baseball
coaching career, which ended in 2005, had a legacy many coaches would
love to have; he had multiple teams that won division titles, along with
several sectional finalists, and came one game away from the New York
State championship in 1988, finishing as the runner-up; and
WHEREAS, However, athletic accomplishments always had a subordinate
position to what "Coach O" always considered more important, and that
was family; while he did care about success on the field, he cared about
the success of all his players off the field as well; and
WHEREAS, Coach Peter Odrobina enjoyed a long career with the Town of
Cheektowaga Recreation Department; he was loved by the town employees
and his love for life and easy going nature were contagious, and all who
were around him never wanted to leave; and
WHEREAS, After his passing on November 21, 2013, the baseball field at
John F. Kennedy High School has been dedicated in Coach Peter Odrobina's
memory, a sign of the lasting impact he had on all of those at JFK High
School; and
WHEREAS, It was not his long white hair, his California surfer style,
or his dislike for wearing neckties that attracted everybody to him; it
was his compassion, love, easy- -going nature, and care for his family,
friends, students, and players that attracted people to him and made
sure no one who met him will ever forget "Coach O"; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Coach Peter Odrobina's distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to pay
tribute to the many accomplishments of the late Coach Peter Odrobina by
dedicating the baseball field at John F. Kennedy High School in his
memory; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Coach Peter Odrobina.

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  • 20 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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