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NO. R-332. JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE FIRST USA-NATIONAL KARATE FEDERATION (NKF) NEW ENGLAND JUNIOR OLYMPICS.

(J.R.H. 269)

Offered by: Representative Kainen of Hartford.

Whereas, karate is an increasingly popular sport among young New Englanders, and

Whereas, many of these fine young athletes wish to qualify for the USA-NKF National Junior Olympics, and

Whereas, until now, those youngsters desiring to enter one of the 444 separate karate events at the national competition were required to travel outside New England to participate in a regional USA-NKF Junior Olympics, and

Whereas, New Englanders interested in the development of karate as a viable competitive athletic opportunity for the region’s young persons have succeeded in establishing a USA-NKF New England Junior Olympics to be held for the first time on September 14-17, 2000 in Windsor, VT, and

Whereas, the USA-NKF Junior Olympics are the only Junior Olympics karate event sanctioned by a member of the United States Olympics Committee, and

Whereas, it is hoped that the chief referee of the United States Olympic Committee Referee Council will referee this inaugural New England USA-NKF Junior Olympics, and

Whereas, the establishment of a USA-NKF New England Junior Olympics is an exciting opportunity for karate’s growth in the region, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly welcomes the establishment of the USA-NKF New England Junior Olympics, and is pleased that its inaugural meet will be held in Windsor, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Mark S. Bielecki, co-chair of USA-NKF New England in White River.