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File #: 170144    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/16/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/16/2017
Title: Recognizing and Honoring Bria Young, a Philadelphia native, for her hard work and dedication in the field of basketball. We are proud of her many accomplishments, and especially recognize her acceptance into the internationally recognized team, the Harlem Globetrotters.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Oh, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature17014400.pdf
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Recognizing and Honoring Bria Young, a Philadelphia native, for her hard work and dedication in the field of basketball. We are proud of her many accomplishments, and especially recognize her acceptance into the internationally recognized team, the Harlem Globetrotters.

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WHEREAS, Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater and comedy into their performance. They are known for entertaining their audience with exciting tricks and fancy dribbling skills, as well as their community outreach. The Globetrotters are of international renown and have played more than 26,000 exhibition games in 122 countries and territories; and

WHEREAS, Bria Young, a West Philadelphia Native, joined the Harlem Globetrotters at the end of 2016. She joined two other females in a 30 person roster. She is only the 14th female to join the team in 90 years of Globetrotter history; and

WHEREAS, Bria was exposed to basketball at an early age, and was able to hone her skills as part of the New Breed age 10 and under team at the Christy Recreation Center. She was the best player on the team of all boys; and

WHEREAS, Bria continued to play basketball in her middle school and high school years. At Preparatory Charter High School in South Philadelphia, she was a starting point guard and led her team to four Public League Playoffs four years in a row, eventually winning the Public League Championship in her Senior Year; and

WHEREAS, Bria was a Division one recruit and played one season for the St. Francis Ref Flash. She then transferred to Philadelphia University and played for the Lady Rams. At PhilaU, Bria scored more than 1,000 points as a three-year starter point guard for the Rams. Bria's many accomplishments include: first team all-league, first team all-region, and co-MVP and Defensive Player of the Year for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference; and

WHEREAS, In addition to her athleticism, Bria excelled acade...

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