HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 107

Introduced by Representatives:

Jonathan D. Weinzapfel, Dennis T. Avery, Vaneta Becker, Brian K. Hasler

Sponsored by Senators:

Gregory D. Server, Larry E. Lutz

Adopted by voice vote on April 11, 2001, during the First Regular Session of the 112th General Assembly

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the boys junior unified basketball team of Glenwood Middle School, Evansville, Indiana, for
finishing first in boys division II of the Special Olympics Unified Sports state basketball championship.

WHEREAS ,    Unified Sports is part of the Special Olympics program;

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 boys junior unified basketball team of Glenwood Middle 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 boys junior unified basketball team of Glenwood Middle School for finishing first in boys division II 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 the members of the team, the coach, the principal of Glenwood Middle School, and the superintendent of the school corporation.

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Jonathan D. Weinzapfel

State Representative

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Brian K. Hasler

State Representative

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Dennis T. Avery

State Representative

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John R. Gregg

Speaker of the House

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Vaneta Becker

State Representative

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Lee Ann Smith

Principal Clerk