2003 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative Snowden, Barnett (116th), Creel, Dickson, Fredericks, Guice, Horne, Ishee, Nicholson, Peranich, Robinson (84th), Simpson, Young, Janus

House Resolution 28


     WHEREAS, William Calvert of Gulfport, Mississippi, was selected as a 2002 State Games of Mississippi Athlete of the Year; and

     WHEREAS, the award seeks to honor those athletes who personify the ideals of the State Games movement, such as participation, sportsmanship, achievement, effort and positive attitude; and

     WHEREAS, in 2000, Mr. Calvert participated in the Summer Biathlon winning the Gold Medal, and in 2001, he won the Gold Medal in the Summer Biathlon and the two-mile road races, and in 2002, Mr. Calvert won the Gold Medal in the Summer Biathlon, the Gold Medal in Track and Field, the Silver Medal in the 400 meter, the Silver Medal in the 100 meter, the Gold Medal in the 5K road races, the Gold Medal in the canoe/kayak, the Gold Medal in the 500 meter sprint and the Gold Medal in the two-mile race; and

     WHEREAS, a retired Deputy Sheriff from the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Mr. Calvert continues to be active in law enforcement as a detective with a nearby coastal city in Harrison County, and brings many of his family members and friends with him each year from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to participate in the State Games; and

     WHEREAS, a cancer survivor who has had 40 treatments of radiation and been cancer free for five years, Mr. Calvert started participating in the State Games of Mississippi to improve his health and chances of a longer life; and

     WHEREAS, William Calvert demonstrates the true spirit of the State Games of Mississippi as he is committed to doing his very best to compete in numerous events in which he has excelled for the past three years, and he enjoys the competition and has respect for the athletes, volunteers, and staff who work, plan and implement this annual classic; and

     WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi to recognize and commend outstanding Mississippians such as William Calvert, who has been a remarkable inspiration for people throughout Mississippi; and

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we commend and congratulate William Calvert on being selected as a 2002 State Games of Mississippi Athlete of the Year and express our heartiest wishes for continued success in all his future endeavors.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to William Calvert and to members of the Capitol Press Corps.