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Legislation #: 100708 Introduction Date: 8/26/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 9/5/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FUNKHOUSER, RILEY, SHARP, CURLS, SKAGGS, FORD AND SANDERS BROOKS
Title: Commending the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department and the Kansas City Wizards for their sponsorship of the Mayor’s 2010 Night Kicks Program.

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8/25/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/26/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100708

Commending the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department and the Kansas City Wizards for their sponsorship of the Mayor’s 2010 Night Kicks Program.

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor's Night Kicks Program is aimed to reach urban immigrant youth through soccer on summer evenings while building a strong partnership between the City of Kansas City, Missouri and the Kansas City Wizards; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor's Night Kicks 2010 is a twenty team world cup style tournament conducted to serve young men 18-25 years of age with each team carrying a diverse twenty man roster, with three slots taken by players over the age of 25 to provide leadership and experience; and

 

WHEREAS, the first, second, and two third place teams receive Mayor’s Night Kicks medals and the winning team’s name goes on the Mayor’s Night Kicks traveling trophy; and

 

WHEREAS, all games except the championship game were played at the Kansas City Wizards Swope Park training complex; the final game between El Padrino and the KC Athletics was played at Community America Ballpark, after a Wizards versus Revolution game, with an exciting 3-2 victory to the KC Athletics; and

 

WHEREAS, the tournament has proven to be a family affair with many children and youth taking the field between games and at half time to kick the ball around and shoot goals; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby commend the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department and the Kansas City Wizards for their sponsorship of the Mayor’s 2010 Night Kicks Program; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be furnished to Chris Wyche of the Kansas City Wizards and Lisa Nichols of the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department in token of the Mayor and Council's gratitude for their generosity and appreciation to all the teams who participated in the event.

 

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