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Sponsors: Rep. Rutherford
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Introduced in the House on April 22, 2004
Introduced in the Senate on April 27, 2004
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 27, 2004
Summary: Double Dutch Forces
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/22/2004 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-106 4/27/2004 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-13
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TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE DOUBLE DUTCH FORCES OF COLUMBIA FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS THE NATIONAL, WORLD, AND INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS, AND TO WISH THE MEMBERS MUCH SUCCESS IN THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, the sport of Double Dutch requires a great deal of concentration, athleticism, and teamwork; and
Whereas, the Double Dutch Forces of Columbia are the National and World Jump Rope Champions and have most recently been named the International Champions for 2003; and
Whereas, since their inception in 1985, the Forces have won sixty-five World Titles, five National Titles, two Grand National Titles, five AAU Junior Olympic Titles, and one hundred eighty-seven State and European Titles; and
Whereas, the Forces have appeared on ESPN, The Discovery Channel, the Jenny Jones Show, BBC Record Breakers Show, Gullah Gullah Island, Sesame Street, Sports Illustrated for Kids T.V., and in a national television commercial called "The Verb", as well as in magazines, newspapers, and books; and
Whereas, these talented ambassadors of good will have performed in Canada and Europe and have performed at events including NBA and WNBA games, arena football games, the 1996 Olympic Games, Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey Circus, Carowinds, Disney World, and at various colleges and universities; and
Whereas, this dazzling and impressive group consists of eighty-five boys and girls ranging in age from two to twenty-six and is coached by Joy Holman, Michael Peterson, and parent volunteers for the past nineteen years; and
Whereas, it is with great pride that the members of the General Assembly recognize such outstanding South Carolinians as the Double Dutch Forces for their exceptional accomplishments in Double Dutch and charge the members to be positive role models to their peers. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognize and commend the Double Dutch Forces of Columbia for their outstanding accomplishments as the National, World, and International Champions, and to wish the members much success in their future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Double Dutch Forces of Columbia.
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