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Honoring the New York Road Runners Organization upon the occasion of its designation for special recognition

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the New York Road Runners Organization
upon the occasion of its designation for special recognition

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those organizations within our midst who have
made significant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
New York Road Runners Organization upon the occasion of its designation
for special recognition; and
WHEREAS, Known as the premier road running organization in the world,
the New York Road Runners has been a driving force for health and
fitness, contributing greatly to the City and State of New York; and
WHEREAS, The New York Road Runners, with its mission of encouraging
New Yorkers to run, arranges many annual athletic events, including the
famed New York City Marathon; the group is also dedicated to educating
and motivating hundreds of thousands of students from New York, through
programs such as "Young Runners," "Mighty Milers" and their youth jambo-
rees, which promote physical fitness, character development and personal
achievement in underserved communities; and
WHEREAS, The New York Road Runners organizes its annual "Uptown Games"
event, a track and field training exercise for students of upper Manhat-
tan, an area suffering from an above average childhood obesity rate, to
teach the fun and importance of exercise and healthy living, in conjunc-
tion with schools in the community; and
WHEREAS, The New York Road Runners have touched the lives of so many
New Yorkers and athletes across America by providing a reason to run,
and helping them to achieve their dreams; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an organ-
ization of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion it is appropriate to publicly proclaim and commend those individ-
uals for the edification and emulation of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the New York Road Runners Organization upon the occasion of its
designation for special recognition; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the New York Road Runners Organization.

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  • 04 / Jun / 2013
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