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Legislation #: 140974 Introduction Date: 11/6/2014
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FORD, WAGNER, MARCASON, SHARP, TAYLOR, JAMES, JR., DAVIS, CIRCO, CURLS, JOHNSON AND REED
Title: Expressing support for Kansas City’s hometown team the UMKC Roos.

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11/6/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/6/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 140974

 

Expressing support for Kansas City’s hometown team the UMKC Roos.

 

WHEREAS the University of Missouri – Kansas City is Kansas City’s University and the Kangaroo’s, UMKC’s Women’s and Men’s basketball teams, affectionately known as the ‘Roos are Kansas City’s hometown teams; and

 

WHEREAS Carla Wilson, UMKC Athletics Department Director, became the only female athletics director in the Western Athletic Conference upon her appointment, and the first ever female leader of intercollegiate athletics at UMKC and her leadership in the department has impacted student-athlete welfare and development; and

 

WHEREAS Kareem Richardson, Head Coach for the Roo’s Men’s Basketball Team, in his first year with the ‘Roos in 2013-14 led the team to a fifth place finish in the Western Athletic Conference and the fourth seed in the conference tournament, both of which were the highest since 2006 at UMKC; and

 

WHEREAS Marsha Frese, Head Coach for the Roo’s Women’s Basketball Team, has entered her third season as head coach and is renowned for her top-notch recruiting classes; and

 

WHEREAS UMKC’s women’s team will suit up in their blue and gold on November 8th for an exhibition game against Missouri S&T at 4:30 p.m. in Municipal Auditorium, and the “Lady Roos” will begin their regular season on November 15th at Eastern Illinois; and

 

WHEREAS the men’s team will suit up in their blue and gold on November 8th for an exhibition game against Rockhurst University and will begin their regular season on November 14th at Columbia Missouri; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby express their support for Kansas City’s hometown team the UMKC Roos; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Roos, Carla Wilson, Kareem Richardson, and Marsha Frese in recognition by the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City of the kick-off of the UMKC Roo’s 2014-15 basketball season and their future success on and off the court this season.

 

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