J3405

Honoring Coach Ken Benton upon the occasion of his retirement as the Wrestling Coach at Amsterdam High School after 21 years of dist...

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J3405


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Coach Ken Benton upon the occasion of
his retirement as the Wrestling Coach at Amsterdam High School after 21
years of distinguished service

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend notable
athletic coaches who serve the youth of this great Empire State and who
have distinguished themselves and their schools through outstanding
commitment and exemplary athletic achievement; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concerns, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Coach Ken Benton upon the occasion of his retirement as the Wrestling
Coach at Amsterdam High School after 21 years of distinguished service;
and
WHEREAS, This momentous occasion was celebrated at a surprise ceremony
prior to the team's final home match on Thursday, January 9, 2014, where
Ken Benton was honored by his fellow coaches, the Greater Amsterdam
School District, and several Amsterdam wrestling alumni, including his
daughter Nicole and son Brian, both of whom wrestled on his team while
in high school; and
WHEREAS, Amsterdam High School's wrestling coach, Ken Benton is retir-
ing at the end of this season following more than two decades as head
coach; and
WHEREAS, With his unremitting commitment to excellence, Ken Benton has
earned the just respect and admiration of his community, his peers and
the outstanding athletes he has so ably coached; and
WHEREAS, Under the leadership of Ken Benton, the Amsterdam High School
Wrestling Team has had its share of glory, including more than 300 dual
meet wins, nine consecutive Big 10 Titles, and numerous Section II
Titles; and
WHEREAS, Ken Benton has clearly had an enduring impact on the youth at
Amsterdam High School, as well as on the community-at-large, and accord-
ingly merits recognition and applause for his impressive dedication to
others; and
WHEREAS, Ken Benton's positive demeanor, selfless commitment, and
caring concern have contributed to his enduring success as a coach and
mentor; 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
the great State of New York; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity to
express its highest admiration for Ken Benton and to wish him continued
success in all of his future endeavors; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Coach Ken Benton upon the occasion of his retirement as the Wres-
tling Coach at Amsterdam High School after 21 years of distinguished
service, and for his significant contributions to the uplift of youth in
New York State; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Coach Ken Benton.

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  • 31 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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