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Record #: R2014-535   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 7/30/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/30/2014
Title: Congratulations extended to The Support Group on 25th anniversary
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Austin, Carrie M., Beale, Anthony, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Willie B. Cochran, Hairston, Leslie A., Fioretti, Bob, Mitts, Emma, Solis, Daniel, Sawyer, Roderick T.
Attachments: 1. R2014-535.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
July 30, 2014










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Austin, Beale, Brookins, Burnett, Cochran, Hairston, Fioretti, Mitts, Solis and Sawyer, a congratulatory resolution regarding The Support Group.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
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adopted by The Qity Qouncil
of Ae Qity of Qhicago, Illinois
ALDERMEN CARRIE AUSTIN, ANTHONY BEALE, HOWARD BROOKINS, WALTER BURNETT, WILLIE COCHRAN, LESLIE HAIRSTON, BOB FIORETTI, EMMA MITTS, DANIEL SOLIS AND RODERICK SAWYER
presented by MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL QM JULY 30, 2014

^QllQX&CLS ' Tne Support Group is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary of serving youth throughout the Chicago area; and

WHEREAS, The Support Group, founded in 1989 by Bennie Henry and Tim Hardaway, is a Chicago-based non-profit dedicated to empowering youth through urban-focused academic and athletic programs and services; and

WHEREAS, Tim Hardaway, a retired NBA player and the league's best point guard, known for his crossover dribble, and Bennie Henry, former basketball standout at South Shore High School, noticed that many students with superior athletic ability could not make the grades to obtain a lasting education. Bennie persuaded Tim that basketball could be used to reach underserved children by encouraging both academic and athletic development; and

WHEREAS, The organization was formed to engage at-risk youth in Chicago's most challenged neighborhoods, with recreational programs that incorporated learning and reading to help young men and women better understand the importance of excelling academically, socially, and athletically. These programs emphasized education, testing skills, athletic strength and conditioning, and character building; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Henry partnered with a number of athletic organizations, includi...

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