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File #: 190625    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/20/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/20/2019
Title: A resolution honoring and congratulating Kyle Lowry, a North Philadelphia native, on the event of his winning of the NBA Championship, and for his continued positive presentation of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Gym, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Henon
Attachments: 1. Signature19062500
Title
A resolution honoring and congratulating Kyle Lowry, a North Philadelphia native, on the event of his winning of the NBA Championship, and for his continued positive presentation of Philadelphia.
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WHEREAS, Kyle Lowry was born on March 25, 1986 and lived at West Somerset & North 19th Street for much of his formative years. Kyle would often tag along with his older brother Lonnie, playing football with the neighborhood kids before he discovered his true passion - basketball; and

WHEREAS, While Mr. Lowry was exceptionally good at baseball from a young age, his brother Lonnie pushed him towards basketball, helping him with training and practice; and

WHEREAS, Through his continued training, and participation in a youth basketball league, Mr. Lowry would catch the eye of Coach Dave Distal. Coach Distal was an assistant coach at Cardinal Dougherty High School - and pushed Kyle to attend Cardinal Dougherty; and

WHEREAS, With his opportunity at Cardinal Doughtery, the efforts of his brother and his own personal work ethic -Mr. Lowry would become a workout fanatic. While many of the students around him would relax after a half day at Cardinal Dougherty, Lowry would catch a bus to a train in order to workout at Temple University. After his workout, Kyle would walk the 2 1/2 miles back to his house; and

WHEREAS, After his senior year at Cardinal Dougherty in 2004, Mr. Lowry was awarded with the Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year, helping him become a five-star recruit, and ranked sixth among all point guards and twenty-eighth among all high school players in 2004; and

WHEREAS, After a difficult recruiting period, Mr. Lowry would ultimately attend Villanova University, staying close to home and playing in the Philadelphia Big Five; and

WHERERAS, In his freshman year at Villanova, Mr. Lowry would be included in the Big East's All-Rookie team, and was named the Philadelphia Big Five's Rookie of the Year, averaging 7.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2 assists ...

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