2005 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Carmichael, Michel, Burton, Frazier, Jackson (11th)
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING JACK MALLETTE ON BEING SELECTED AS THE 2004 STATE GAMES OF MISSISSIPPI MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR.
WHEREAS, Jack Mallette of Madison, Mississippi, was selected as the 2004 State Games of Mississippi Male 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, a ten-year participant in the State Games, Mr. Mallette participated in the swimming and track and field events, compiling 108 State Games medals in his fields of competition, and winning an unprecedented 15 gold medals in the 2004 games; and
WHEREAS, at 44 years of age, Mr. Mallette, who is a former age-group A.A.U. State Champion swimmer and local swim coach, was also the 2003 and 2004 State Games of Mississippi Male Master Swimmer of the Year; and
WHEREAS, supported by his wife, Jenny, and children, T.J., Elise and Mary Kate, Mr. Mallette represents a dedicated spirit, whose sportsmanship is exhibited through his interaction with his peers and his congratulatory remarks to his fellow athletes; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Mallette is focused in his preparation for these events, has worked hard to master each skill and is an all-around athlete; and
WHEREAS, Jack Mallette demonstrates the true spirit of the State Games of Mississippi, as he is committed to doing his best, enjoys the competition and has respect for the athletes, volunteers and staff who work, plan and implement this annual classic; and
WHEREAS, it is with pride that we recognize and commend this amateur athlete who has brought honor to his community and to his state:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Jack Mallette on being selected as the State Games of Mississippi Male Athlete of the Year and express our heartiest wishes for continued success in all his future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Jack Mallette and be made available to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.