Held within the Italy City Hall council chambers, Mayor Frank Jackson, with the assistance of City Administrator Terri Murdock, proclaimed October 11 as IYAA Day and presented the IYAA “Volunteer of the Year” award to club president, Gary Wood and the “Citizen of the Year” award to Mark Stiles.
Afterwards, cake and punch was served to guests, which included many IYAA volunteers, cheerleaders and players, as the proud Mayor stood over the occasion with a smile along with councilmen Greg Richards, James Hobbs and Bruce Utley.
The IYAA Day Proclamation reads as follows:
City of Italy
Whereas, the Italy Youth Athletic Association sponsors athletic events for boys and girls from kindergarten to 6th grade, and;
Whereas, the association’s official motto celebrates children while encouraging competition and;
Whereas, over 200 positions be it on the football field, basketball court, baseball field or cheerleading squad are filled with area youth, and;
Whereas, the association’s intent is to instill the fundamentals of sports, develop character, encourage physical fitness and competitive spirit, and;
Whereas, the Mayor and governing body of Italy are proud to acknowledge the Italy Youth Athletic Association and its volunteers an asset to the community;
Now, therefore be it proclaimed that, I Mayor Frank Jackson, hereby declare that:
October 11, 2011
IYAA Volunteer of the Year
IYAA Citizen of the Year
For outstanding Support and Contribution
And may the community support and encourage the association’s motto….“The child first and the sport second….” and may the “winning tradition start here.”
In Witness Whereof, I have here unto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Italy, Texas, this the 11th day of October in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven.
Frank Jackson, Mayor
City of Italy, Texas
IYAA Sports, “The winning tradition starts here.”