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File #: 190742    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/26/2019 In control: Committee on Public Property and Public Works
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2019
Title: Officially naming and designating the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center located at 280 Cobbs Creek Parkway, in the City of Philadelphia, as "Johnny Sample Recreation Center."
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19074200.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy19074200

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Officially naming and designating the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center located at 280 Cobbs Creek Parkway, in the City of Philadelphia, as “Johnny Sample Recreation Center.”

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WHEREAS, Johnny Sample was a sports and radio icon who was an inspiration to his community; and

 

WHEREAS, Johnny Sample was an American Football Defensive Back who played for the Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins and the New York Jets; and

 

WHEREAS, After retiring from football, Johnny Sample became involved in tennis. He was ranked number one men’s player by the United States Tennis Association in the age 45 and over category for several years. During the 1980s and 1990s, he became a tennis official, a lineman and chair umpire at bigger events including the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open; and

 

WHEREAS, Johnny Sample was a resident of West Philadelphia and spent a significant amount of time in Cobbs Creek, bringing sports and positive interaction to the community. He also hosted a talk-radio show in Philadelphia; now, therefore

 

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1. The Cobbs Creek Recreation Center located at 280 Cobbs Creek Parkway, in the City of Philadelphia is hereby officially named and designated as “Johnny Sample Recreation Center.”

 

 

SECTION 2.   Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect upon enactment.

 

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