J2059

Commending Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming upon the occasion of hosting the Swim 1922 Water Safety Clinic on June 22...

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J2059



Senate Resolution No. 2059

BY: Senator PARKER

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Sigma Gamma Rho
Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming upon the occasion of
hosting the Swim 1922 Water Safety Clinic on June
22, 2019

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that
the quality and character of life in the communities across New York
State are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those
organizations and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare
of the community and its citizenry; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commend Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming upon the
occasion of hosting the Swim 1922 Water Safety Clinic; and

WHEREAS, This important event will be held on Saturday, June 22,
2019, in the Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse at the Madison Square Boys &
Girls Club in Brooklyn, New York; it will feature Olympic swimmer
Maritza McClendon; and

WHEREAS, Swim 1922 is the partnership between USA Swimming and Sigma
Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. created to increase swim participation and
decrease preventable drowning rates within the African-American
community by engaging local communities with swimming programming; and

WHEREAS, In keeping with USA Swimming's core objectives: Build the
Base, Promote the Sport, Achieve Competitive Success and the Sigma Gamma
Rho motto of Greater Service, Greater Progress, these organizations have
come together to affect change and influence the community of black
women and girls; and

WHEREAS, Olympians and members of the sorority teach the community
about water safety and how to swim; this vital partnership has touched
close to 20,000 lives directly with the projection of changing multiple
generations to come; and

WHEREAS, Through its tireless efforts, Sigma Gamma Rho has reduced
the level of fear and apprehension within the African-American community
regarding water safety in general and swimming specifically; and

WHEREAS, This joint venture has truly opened minds, changed
attitudes, provided opportunities and opened doors for youth and adults;
and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming upon the

occasion of hosting the Swim 1922 Water Safety Clinic on June 22, 2019;
and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming.

actions

  • 14 / Jun / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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