Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the women's unified basketball team of Reitz High School, Evansville, Indiana, for finishing first in women's division I of the Special Olympics Unified Sports state basketball championship.



Weinzapfel, Avery, Becker, Hasler




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Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the women's unified basketball team of Reitz High School, Evansville, Indiana, for finishing first in women's division I of the Special Olympics Unified Sports state basketball championship.

    Whereas, Unified Sports is part of the Special Olympics sports;

    Whereas, The goal of the unified sports program is to partner athletes without disabilities with athletes who possess disabilities in a setting where all athletes are challenged to improve their skills;

    Whereas, Rules of unified basketball state that teams on the floor must have three special education athletes and two partners;

    Whereas, The unified basketball season is six to eight weeks long, with one practice and one game per week;

    Whereas, Unified basketball teaches the athletes the value of competition, discipline, and how to deal with other people; and

    Whereas, The members of the women's unified basketball team of Reitz High School worked extremely hard and learned valuable lessons that will remain with them throughout their lives: Therefore,


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to congratulate the women's unified basketball team of Reitz High School for finishing first in women's division I of the Special Olympics Unified Sports state basketball championship and to wish team members continued success in their future endeavors.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to team members April Smith, Jenny Waitt, Ashley Smith, Sabrina Reef, Patty Miseraca, Kelly Hoffmann, Melissa Fehr, Amanda Barker, Samantha Barker, Monique Ivy, Jessica Carpenter, and Lindsey Kissel, coach Jana Schlosser, the principal of Reitz High School, and the superintendent of the school corporation.