J1416

Congratulating Angel Athenas upon the occasion of winning four Gold Medals in powerlifting at the 2019 Special Olympic World Games o...

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J1416



Senate Resolution No. 1416

BY: Senator GAUGHRAN

CONGRATULATING Angel Athenas upon the occasion of
winning four Gold Medals in powerlifting at the 2019
Special Olympic World Games on March 17, 2019

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and
pay just tribute to those citizens who embody the true American spirit,
demonstrating personal courage and conviction in pursuit of athletic
achievement; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
congratulate Angel Athenas upon the occasion of winning four Gold Medals
in powerlifting at the 2019 Special Olympic World Games on Sunday, March
17, 2019, in Abu Dhabi; and

WHEREAS, Angel Athenas, is a record breaking, four-time gold medal
winning, 2019 World Games Special Olympian; and

WHEREAS, A resident of Huntington, New York, Angel Athenas captured
the gold medal in deadlift, squat, bench press and overall weight
lifting; her largest lift was a deadlift of 292 pounds; and

WHEREAS, Prior to her feats overseas, Angel Athenas won four gold
medals in powerlifting at the 2018 United States Special Olympics in
Seattle, Washington; in addition, she broke the women's deadlifting
record at the 2018 New York Special Olympics in Albany, New York; and

WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by Angel Athenas is due in
great part to the efforts of her Coach and Residential Director John
Ponce, a skilled and inspirational tutor, respected for his ability to
develop potential into excellence; and

WHEREAS, Born on November 7, 1984, Angel Athenas is the daughter of
Geri Athenas and Bob Bennett; she currently lives in a FREE residence
and participates in the organization's day services program in Old
Bethpage; and

WHEREAS, A true asset to her community, Angel Athenas volunteers at
Saddle Rock Ranch, a local church, and an assisted living home on Long
Island; and

WHEREAS, Through sports, Angel Athenas developed the talent and
confidence to become a champion on the world stage; and

WHEREAS, Overcoming much adversity, Angel Athenas' positive attitude
and tireless dedication has inspired countless others to reach their
highest potential; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
applaud the achievements of its citizens who would elect to challenge
life with an uncommon spirit and determination, demonstrating by example
and purposeful action that commitment to personal goals is the
wellspring of self-fulfillment and triumph; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Angel Athenas upon the occasion of winning four Gold Medals
in powerlifting at the 2019 Special Olympic World Games on March 17,
2019; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Angel Athenas.

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  • 08 / May / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / May / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 14 / May / 2019
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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