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File #: 210945    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 11/18/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/2/2021
Title: Honoring the legacy of Champion of the week, Norm Eavenson, for an inspiring life and recruiting career of more than 40 years scouting the best young basketball players all across Pennsylvania, New York, D.C., and Baltimore as a Middle Atlantic Recruiter.
Sponsors: Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21094500, 2. Signature21094500
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Honoring the legacy of Champion of the week, Norm Eavenson, for an inspiring life and recruiting career of more than 40 years scouting the best young basketball players all across Pennsylvania, New York, D.C., and Baltimore as a Middle Atlantic Recruiter.

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WHEREAS, Norm Eavenson was born and raised in Chester, Pennsylvania and developed a lifelong passion for basketball, politics, and music; and

WHEREAS, After receiving his graduate degree in Political Science from Villanova in 1971, Eavenson went on to teach history and social studies for 37 years in the Kennett School District; and

WHEREAS, Norm spent his summer vacations going to basketball tournaments, keeping an eye out for raw talent; and

WHEREAS, While recruiting for Middle Atlantic Recruiting Service for 40 years, he traveled and scouted athletes across Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, New Haven in the Tri-State Area, all the way to D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland; and

WHEREAS, Norm helped Division 1, 2, and 3 athletes get recruited as he concentrated on all kinds of games and players as a constant friendly face and presence in every gym he scouted in; and

WHEREAS, Norm was passionate about music, television, and politics and collected political buttons, amassing over 25,000 buttons over the years; and

WHEREAS, By recruiting the best talent from high school and helping young athletes find their way to the best schools, Norm helped shaped the lives of many young basketball players and dedicated his life to seeking out new, raw talent; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF PHILADELPHIA, Hereby honors Norm Eavenson for an inspiring life and recruiting career of more than 40 years scouting for the best young basketball players across Pennsylvania, New York, D.C., and Baltimore as a Middle Atlantic Recruiter.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to Norm Eavenson's lifelong friend, Lawrence Otter, as evidence of the sincere sentiments...

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