Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Beatrice Victor Senior Olympics

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the
Beatrice Victor Senior Olympics

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize organ-
izations which faithfully serve the needs of the community and its citi-
zens with diligence and compassionate commitment to improving the quali-
ty and dignity of life in the community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 30th Anniversary of the Beatrice Victor Senior Olympics, to be
celebrated October 7-12, 2018; and
WHEREAS, In 1987, Beatrice Victor approached the board of the Jewish
Community Center, New York City Parks Department, YMCA, New York City
Department for the Aging, and the then-editor of the STATEN ISLAND
ADVANCE, to launch the Senior Olympics of Staten Island; and
WHEREAS, The College of Staten Island was added to this extraordinary
event's list of sponsors in 2016, during which time the Olympic wreath
was also added to its program; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of the tireless efforts of Beatrice Victor,
the Senior Olympics of Staten Island is known today as the Beatrice
Victor Senior Olympics; and
WHEREAS, The Beatrice Victor Senior Olympics allows individuals 50
years old and up to participate in competitive activities including:
Ballroom Dancing, Basketball Shoot, Bocce, 8 Ball Pool, Bowling, Bridge,
Darts, Canasta, Checkers, Chess, Cornhole, Croquet, Golf, Horseshoes,
Mahjong, Miniature Golf, Pickleball, Pinochle Predict-a-Pace, Scrabble,
Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tennis; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, these activities are divided into age groups,
giving these seniors the chance to win the coveted gold, silver and
bronze medals; and
WHEREAS, Over its distinguished 30-year history, the Beatrice Victor
Senior Olympics has demonstrated continuous service to the residents and
communities which it serves; and
WHEREAS, The success of the Beatrice Victor Senior Olympics is in
direct correlation to the efforts of its volunteers, whose involvement
is, and always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an
unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all endeavors on behalf of the organization and the community it serves;
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents an opportunity for this
Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the Beatrice Victor
Senior Olympics; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals and organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are
brought to our attention, 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 30th Anniversary of the Beatrice Victor Senior Olympics;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Beatrice Victor, Beatrice Victor Senior Olympics, Staten
Island, New York.


  • 23 / Feb / 2018
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  • 28 / Feb / 2018

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